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Pope Anastasius II

450 - 498

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Pope Anastasius II (died 19 November 498) was the bishop of Rome from 24 November 496 to his death. He was an important figure in trying to end the Acacian schism, but his efforts resulted in the Laurentian schism, which followed his death. Anastasius was born in Rome, the son of a priest, and is buried in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Anastasius II has received more than 221,165 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Anastasius II is the 519th most popular religious figure (down from 473rd in 2019), the 626th most popular biography from Italy (down from 582nd in 2019) and the 224th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Anastasius II is most famous for being the pope who restored communion with the Eastern Church.

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Among religious figures, Pope Anastasius II ranks 519 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Boniface, Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, Simeon, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, and John Wesley. After him are Dionysius Exiguus, Saint Giles, Anas ibn Malik, Angela Merici, Adalbert of Prague, and Rabbi Akiva.

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Among people born in 450, Pope Anastasius II ranks 3Before him are Justin I and Pope Hormisdas. After him are Huneric, Mazdak, Gunthamund, Ildibad, Thrasamund, Eraric, Emperor Kenzō, Emperor Keitai, and Gesalec. Among people deceased in 498, Pope Anastasius II ranks 1After him is Emperor Ninken.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Anastasius II ranks 626 out of 4,668Before him are Pope John II (470), Gaius Caesar (-20), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Pope Stephen VII (850), and Alphonsus Liguori (1696). After him are Joanna I of Naples (1326), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Bona Sforza (1494), and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Anastasius II ranks 224Before him are Pope Stephen I (200), Pope Miltiades (250), Saint Eustace (10), Pope John II (470), Pope Stephen VII (850), and Alphonsus Liguori (1696). After him are Angela Merici (1474), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Mark (290), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), and Camillus de Lellis (1550).