Pope Alexander VIII

1610 - 1691

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Pope Alexander VIII (22 April 1610 – 1 February 1691), born Pietro Vito Ottoboni, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 6 October 1689 to his death in 1691. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Alexander VIII has received more than 191,072 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Alexander VIII is the 165th most popular religious figure (down from 121st in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Italy (down from 139th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Alexander VIII is most famous for issuing the papal bull Unigenitus, which condemned Jansenism and affirmed the teachings of Saint Augustine.

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Among religious figures, Pope Alexander VIII ranks 165 out of 2,272Before him are Joseph of Arimathea, Joachim, Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope Honorius III, Pope Callixtus III, and Saint Blaise. After him are Pope Benedict XII, Elizabeth, Saint Roch, Pope Eugene IV, Pope Clement XIII, and Pope Alexander VII.

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Among people born in 1610, Pope Alexander VIII ranks 1After him are Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, David Teniers the Younger, Adriaen van Ostade, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Jacob Kettler, Paul Scarron, Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Li Yu, Jan Asselijn, Abraham Duquesne, and Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1691, Pope Alexander VIII ranks 3Before him are Suleiman II and Robert Boyle. After him are John George III, Elector of Saxony, Aelbert Cuyp, George Fox, Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, Cornelis Tromp, Carlo Rainaldi, Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, and Richard Baxter.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Alexander VIII ranks 200 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Leo XI (1535), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Messalina (17), Pope Honorius III (1148), and Enzo Ferrari (1898). After him are Servius Tullius (-600), Adriano Celentano (1938), Juvenal (50), Enrico Caruso (1873), Piero della Francesca (1415), and Giorgio Armani (1934).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Alexander VIII ranks 63Before him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), and Pope Honorius III (1148). After him are Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Padre Pio (1887), and Pope Innocent VIII (1432).