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 186,413 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Anastasius II is the 474th most popular religious figure (down from 424th in 2019), the 582nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 502nd in 2019) and the 209th 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 474 out of 2,272Before him are Bruno of Cologne, Pope Marcellinus, Tollund Man, Pope Benedict VII, John Knox, and Justin Martyr. After him are Pope Agapetus I, Saint Rosalia, Pope John XIII, Saint Nino, Pope Marinus II, and James, son of Alphaeus.

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Among people born in 450, Pope Anastasius II ranks 3Before him are Justin I and Pope Hormisdas. After him are Mazdak, Huneric, Ildibad, Gunthamund, Thrasamund, Eraric, Emperor Kenzō, Gesalec, and Aegidius. 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 582 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Marcellinus (250), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), Pope Benedict VII (910), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), and Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229). After him are Pope Agapetus I (490), Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope John XIII (930), Silvana Mangano (1930), Pope Marinus II (932), and Anastasia of Sirmium (281).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Anastasius II ranks 209Before him are Pope Adrian III (800), Denis (210), Pope Miltiades (250), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Marcellinus (250), and Pope Benedict VII (910). After him are Pope Agapetus I (490), Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Marinus II (932), Anastasia of Sirmium (281), and Pope Benedict VI (900).