Pope Caius

250 - 296

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Pope Caius (died 22 April 296), also called Gaius, was the bishop of Rome from 17 December 283 to his death in 296. Little information on Caius is available except that given by the Liber Pontificalis, which relies on a legendary account of the martyrdom of Susanna of Rome for its information. According to legend, Caius baptized the men and women who had been converted by Tiburtius (who is venerated with Susanna) and Castulus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Caius has received more than 220,060 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Pope Caius is the 406th most popular religious figure (up from 483rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Croatia (up from 11th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Croatian Religious Figure.

Pope Caius is most famous for the Donation of Constantine. This document was a fake, and was created in the 8th century. It claimed that Emperor Constantine gave the Western Roman Empire to Pope Sylvester I.

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Among religious figures, Pope Caius ranks 406 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Boniface III, Pope Valentine, Mahavira, Pope Leo II, Pope Eugene II, and Gad. After him are Pope Zephyrinus, Philomena, Pope Hyginus, Pope Anterus, 13th Dalai Lama, and Pope Telesphorus.

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Among people born in 250, Pope Caius ranks 5Before him are Helena, Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, and Saint Florian. After him are Lactantius, Pope Miltiades, Saint Maurice, Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, and Carinus. Among people deceased in 296, Pope Caius ranks 1After him is Allectus.

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Among people born in Croatia, Pope Caius ranks 10 out of 518Before him are Rudolf Steiner (1861), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Franjo Tuđman (1922), and Pope John IV (600). After him are János Kádár (1912), Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Franz von Suppé (1819), Laura Antonelli (1941), Andrija Mohorovičić (1857), and Leopold Ružička (1887).


Among religious figures born in Croatia, Pope Caius ranks 2Before him are Pope John IV (600). After him are Aloysius Stepinac (1898), Saint Marinus (275), Margaret of Hungary (1242), Pavle, Serbian Patriarch (1914), Franjo Šeper (1905), George Martinuzzi (1482), Marko Krizin (1589), Franjo Kuharić (1919), and Josip Bozanić (1949).