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Pope Benedict XV

1854 - 1922

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Pope Benedict XV (Latin: Benedictus XV; Italian: Benedetto XV), born Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa (Italian: [ˈdʒa:komo ˈpa:olo dʒoˈvanni batˈtista della ˈkjɛ:za]; 21 November 1854 – 22 January 1922), was head of the Catholic Church from 1914 until his death in January 1922. His pontificate was largely overshadowed by World War I and its political, social, and humanitarian consequences in Europe. Between 1846 and 1903, the Catholic Church had experienced two of its longest pontificates in history up to that point. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Benedict XV has received more than 981,228 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Pope Benedict XV is the 84th most popular religious figure (up from 87th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Italy (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Benedict XV is most famous for his peace efforts during World War I.

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Among religious figures, Pope Benedict XV ranks 84 out of 2,238Before him are Mark the Evangelist, Romulus Augustulus, Isaiah, Pope Pius X, Hasan ibn Ali, and Philip the Apostle. After him are Jude the Apostle, Saint Anne, Pope Paul III, Pope Leo XIII, Maimonides, and Teresa of Ávila.

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Among people born in 1854, Pope Benedict XV ranks 3Before him are Oscar Wilde and Arthur Rimbaud. After him are Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, James George Frazer, Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, Paul Sabatier, and George Eastman. Among people deceased in 1922, Pope Benedict XV ranks 4Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Marcel Proust, and Charles I of Austria. After him are Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Ernest Shackleton, Hermann Rorschach, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Benedict XV ranks 98 out of 4,668Before him are Tintoretto (1518), Pope Pius X (1835), Enrico Fermi (1901), Domitian (51), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), and Pliny the Elder (23). After him are Pope Paul III (1468), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Masaccio (1401), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), and Antoninus Pius (86).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Benedict XV ranks 20Before him are Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), and Pope Pius X (1835). After him are Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Pope Innocent III (1160), Agatha of Sicily (235), Pope Pius V (1504), and Pope Pius III (1439).