Pope Benedict IV

860 - 903

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Pope Benedict IV (Latin: Benedictus IV; died 30 July 903) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 1 February 900 to his death. The tenth-century historian Flodoard, who nicknamed him "the Great", commended his noble birth and public generosity. Benedict was a native of Rome, the son of one Mammalus, and was ordained priest by Pope Formosus. He succeeded Pope John IX. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Benedict IV has received more than 125,619 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Benedict IV is the 598th most popular religious figure (down from 405th in 2019), the 755th most popular biography from Italy (down from 486th in 2019) and the 252nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Benedict IV is most famous for being the first pope to resign from his position.

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Among religious figures, Pope Benedict IV ranks 598 out of 2,272Before him are Theophanes the Confessor, Tarcisius, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Pope Leo VI, Menno Simons, and Sumayyah bint Khabbat. After him are Holofernes, Hasan al-Askari, Pope Stephen VII, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Columbanus, and Billy Graham.

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Among people born in 860, Pope Benedict IV ranks 5Before him are Pope John X, Pope Sergius III, Robert I of France, and Rudaki. After him are Ludmila of Bohemia, Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum, and Arethas of Caesarea. Among people deceased in 903, Pope Benedict IV ranks 1After him are Sugawara no Michizane, Ahmad ibn Rustah, and Théodrate of Troyes.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Benedict IV ranks 755 out of 4,088Before him are Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat (1150), Pope Leo VI (914), Odilo Globočnik (1904), Lucilla (150), Isabella d'Este (1474), and Antonio del Pollaiolo (1429). After him are Carlo Gozzi (1720), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Pope Stephen VII (850), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), and Paolo Rossi (1956).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Benedict IV ranks 252Before him are Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Leo VII (900), Peter Lombard (1096), Angela Merici (1474), Tarcisius (263), and Pope Leo VI (914). After him are Pope Stephen VII (850), Pope Alexander II (1010), Giulia Farnese (1474), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Pope Leo V (870), and Angelo Sodano (1927).