Pope Anacletus

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Pope Anacletus (died c. 92), also known as Cletus, was bishop of Rome, following Peter and Linus. Anacletus served as pope between c. 79 and his death, c. 92. Cletus was a Roman who, during his tenure as pope, ordained a number of priests and is traditionally credited with setting up about twenty-five parishes in Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Anacletus has received more than 461,557 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Pope Anacletus is the 281st most popular religious figure (down from 257th in 2019), the 344th most popular biography from Italy (down from 306th in 2019) and the 126th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Anacletus is most famous for being the first pope to die in office.

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Among religious figures, Pope Anacletus ranks 281 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Boniface V, Hosea, Pope Adrian II, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Pope Honorius IV, and Marcion of Sinope. After him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Fethullah Gülen, Pope Innocent IV, Pope Boniface I, Pope Benedict II, and Ephrem the Syrian.

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Among people born in 1, Pope Anacletus ranks 9Before him are Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Pope Linus, and Saint Veronica. After him are Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, Onesimus, Locusta, and Vologases I of Parthia. Among people deceased in 92, Pope Anacletus ranks 1After him are Ban Gu and Antipas of Pergamum.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Anacletus ranks 344 out of 4,088Before him are Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Livia (-58), Simone Martini (1284), Pope Honorius IV (1210), and Guido Reni (1575). After him are Pope Innocent IV (1195), Pope Boniface I (370), Pope Benedict II (635), Petronius Maximus (396), Primo Levi (1919), and Claudio Abbado (1933).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Anacletus ranks 126Before him are Pope Pelagius II (520), Pope Gelasius I (410), Pope Paschal II (1050), Pope Boniface V (575), Pope Adrian II (792), and Pope Honorius IV (1210). After him are Pope Innocent IV (1195), Pope Boniface I (370), Pope Benedict II (635), Pope John XV (1000), Matteo Ricci (1552), and Pope Lucius III (1110).