Pope Benedict VI

900 - 974

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Pope Benedict VI (Latin: Benedictus VI; died June 974) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 19 January 973 to his death in 974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Benedict VI has received more than 134,756 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Benedict VI is the 482nd most popular religious figure (up from 555th in 2019), the 589th most popular biography from Italy (up from 697th in 2019) and the 215th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Benedict VI was most famous for being the first pope to resign from his position.

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Among religious figures, Pope Benedict VI ranks 482 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Rosalia, Pope John XIII, Saint Nino, Pope Marinus II, James, son of Alphaeus, and Anastasia of Sirmium. After him are Hippolytus of Rome, Annas, Vincent of Saragossa, Guru Nanak, Ansgar, and Christina of Bolsena.

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Among people born in 900, Pope Benedict VI ranks 7Before him are Ivar the Boneless, Oleg of Novgorod, Gorm the Old, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Photios I of Constantinople, and Pope Lando. After him are Pope Agapetus II, Pope Stephen VIII, Pope Leo VII, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Robert the Strong, and Berengar II of Italy. Among people deceased in 974, Pope Benedict VI ranks 1After him is Al-Muti.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Benedict VI ranks 589 out of 4,088Before 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). After him are Hippolytus of Rome (170), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Paolo Maldini (1968), and Agathocles of Syracuse (-361).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Benedict VI ranks 215Before him are Pope Anastasius II (450), Pope Agapetus I (490), Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope John XIII (930), Pope Marinus II (932), and Anastasia of Sirmium (281). After him are Hippolytus of Rome (170), Pope Agapetus II (900), Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Silverius (490), Pope Lucius II (1100), and Pope Adeodatus II (610).