Pope Callixtus II

1065 - 1124

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Pope Callixtus II or Callistus II (c. 1065 – 13 December 1124), born Guy of Burgundy, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1 February 1119 to his death in 1124. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Callixtus II has received more than 202,604 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Callixtus II is the 236th most popular religious figure (up from 245th in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from France (up from 277th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Callixtus II is most famous for being the pope who excommunicated the King of England, King John, in 1209.

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Among religious figures, Pope Callixtus II ranks 236 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Felix I, Ubba, Pope Benedict XIII, Amos, Pope Dionysius, and Pope Pelagius I. After him are Philip Neri, Pope John XII, Pope Eugene III, Abdul Qadir Gilani, Pope Urban IV, and Pope Clement IV.

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Among people born in 1065, Pope Callixtus II ranks 1After him are Robert II, Count of Flanders, Niels, King of Denmark, Vladislaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Bertrand, Count of Toulouse, Adela of Flanders, Adela of Normandy, and Humbert II, Count of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1124, Pope Callixtus II ranks 2Before him is Hassan-i Sabbah. After him are Alexander I of Scotland, Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia, and Guibert of Nogent.

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Among people born in France, Pope Callixtus II ranks 263 out of 5,234Before him are Camille Claudel (1864), Albert Uderzo (1927), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Diane de Poitiers (1499), Charles I of Anjou (1226), and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778). After him are Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Pope Urban IV (1185), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Pope Clement IV (1190), and Josquin des Prez (1450).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Callixtus II ranks 17Before him are Pope Urban VI (1318), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), and Jacques de Molay (1243). After him are Pope Urban IV (1185), Pope Clement IV (1190), Pope Martin IV (1220), Vincent de Paul (1581), Francis de Sales (1567), and John Vianney (1786).