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Pope Benedict I

525 - 579

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Pope Benedict I (Latin: Benedictus I; died 30 July 579) was the bishop of Rome from 2 June 575 to his death.Benedict was the son of a man named Boniface, and was called Bonosus by the Greeks. The ravages of the Lombards rendered it very difficult to communicate with the emperor at Constantinople, who claimed the privilege of confirming the election of popes. Hence there was a vacancy of nearly eleven months between the death of Pope John III and the arrival of the imperial confirmation of Benedict's election on 2 June 575.Benedict granted an estate, the Massa Veneris, in the territory of Minturnae, to Abbot Stephen of St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Benedict I has received more than 184,671 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Pope Benedict I is the 336th most popular religious figure (down from 332nd in 2019), the 409th most popular biography from Italy (down from 393rd in 2019) and the 154th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Benedict I is most famous for being the first pope to resign from the papacy in 600 years.

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Among religious figures, Pope Benedict I ranks 336 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Damasus II, Ephrem the Syrian, James, son of Alphaeus, Barabbas, Philip Neri, and Pope Eugene I. After him are Pope Eutychian, Pope Adeodatus II, Simeon Stylites, Pope Innocent V, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Pope Clement III.

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Among people born in 525, Pope Benedict I ranks 1After him are Liuvigild, Antarah ibn Shaddad, Alexander of Tralles, Justinian, and Aneirin. Among people deceased in 579, Pope Benedict I ranks 2Before him is Khosrow I. After him is Theodric of Bernicia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Benedict I ranks 409 out of 4,668Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Philip Neri (1515), Claudio Abbado (1933), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), and Pope Eugene I (600). After him are Pope Eutychian (300), Albano Carrisi (1943), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pope Adeodatus II (610), and Pope Clement III (1130).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Benedict I ranks 154Before him are Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), Pope Martin I (590), Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Philip Neri (1515), and Pope Eugene I (600). After him are Pope Eutychian (300), Pope Adeodatus II (610), Pope Clement III (1130), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Pope Marcellus I (255), and Pope Benedict III (810).