Pope Alexander VII

1599 - 1667

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Pope Alexander VII (13 February 1599 – 22 May 1667), born Fabio Chigi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 7 April 1655 to his death in 1667.He began his career as a vice-papal legate, and he held various diplomatic positions in the Holy See. He was ordained as a priest in 1634, and he became bishop of Nardo in 1635. He was later transferred in 1652, and he became bishop of Imola. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Alexander VII has received more than 284,896 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Alexander VII is the 171st most popular religious figure (down from 130th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Italy (down from 146th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Alexander VII was most famous for his work in the Counter-Reformation.

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Among religious figures, Pope Alexander VII ranks 171 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Alexander VIII, Pope Benedict XII, Elizabeth, Saint Roch, Pope Eugene IV, and Pope Clement XIII. After him are Pope Boniface IX, Bilal ibn Rabah, Padre Pio, Pope Innocent VIII, Agnes of Rome, and Pope Innocent XIII.

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Among people born in 1599, Pope Alexander VII ranks 4Before him are Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, and Anthony van Dyck. After him are Francesco Borromini, Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Ottavio Piccolomini, Stefan Czarniecki, Andrea Sacchi, Pieter van Laer, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, and Robert Blake. Among people deceased in 1667, Pope Alexander VII ranks 1After him are Francesco Borromini, Gabriël Metsu, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Fatma Sultan, Johann Jakob Froberger, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Alonzo Cano, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Peter Snayers, Nicolas Sanson, and Thomas de Keyser.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Alexander VII ranks 209 out of 4,088Before him are Juvenal (50), Enrico Caruso (1873), Piero della Francesca (1415), Giorgio Armani (1934), Pope Eugene IV (1383), and Pope Clement XIII (1693). After him are Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Padre Pio (1887), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Agnes of Rome (291), and Pope Innocent XIII (1655).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Alexander VII ranks 66Before him are Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Honorius III (1148), Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Eugene IV (1383), and Pope Clement XIII (1693). After him are Pope Boniface IX (1350), Padre Pio (1887), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), and Pope Clement IX (1600).