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Pope Callixtus I

180 - 223

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Pope Callixtus I, also called Callistus I, was the bishop of Rome (according to Sextus Julius Africanus) from c. 218 to his death c. 222 or 223. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Callixtus I has received more than 323,191 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Pope Callixtus I is the 324th most popular religious figure (up from 336th in 2019), the 392nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 397th in 2019) and the 148th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Callixtus I is most famous for his contribution to the development of the doctrine of purgatory. He also called for the observance of Lent and the celebration of Easter.

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Among religious figures, Pope Callixtus I ranks 324 out of 2,238Before him are Abu Hurairah, Pope John XXI, Pope John I, Pope Zachary, Pope Stephen IV, and Pope Adrian V. After him are Pope Leo IV, Ubba, Pope Martin I, Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Nicholas IV, and Pope Damasus II.

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Among people born in 180, Pope Callixtus I ranks 3Before him are Diogenes Laërtius and Ardashir I. After him are Pope Anterus, Julia Soaemias, Eugenia of Rome, Julia Avita Mamaea, and Pope Heraclas of Alexandria. Among people deceased in 223, Pope Callixtus I ranks 2Before him is Liu Bei. After him are Athenaeus, Cao Ren, Jia Xu, Zhou Tai, and Cao Zhang.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Callixtus I ranks 392 out of 4,668Before him are Cesare Beccaria (1738), Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), Pietro Mascagni (1863), and Pope Adrian V (1205). After him are Pope Leo IV (790), Poppaea Sabina (30), Pope Martin I (590), Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Alberto Moravia (1907), and Carlo Ponti (1912).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Callixtus I ranks 148Before him are Pope Pelagius II (520), Pope Anacletus (1), Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), and Pope Adrian V (1205). After him are Pope Leo IV (790), Pope Martin I (590), Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Philip Neri (1515), Pope Eugene I (600), and Pope Benedict I (525).