Pope Clement I

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Clement of Rome (Latin: Clemens Romanus; Ancient Greek: Κλήμης Ῥώμης, romanized: Klēmēs Rōmēs) (c. 35 AD – 99 AD), also known as Pope Clement I, was a bishop of Rome in the late first century AD. He is considered to be the first of the Apostolic Fathers of the Church, and a leading member of the Church in Rome in the late 1st century. Little is known about Clement's life. Tertullian claimed that Clement was ordained by Saint Peter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement I has received more than 1,260,638 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Pope Clement I is the 139th most popular religious figure (down from 111th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Italy (down from 123rd in 2019) and the 44th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Clement I is most famous for being the first pope.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement I ranks 139 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Clement VIII, Mahavira, Pope Pius VI, Pope Clement V, Pope Leo XI, and Anselm of Canterbury. After him are Moses in Islam, Pope Pius VII, Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Mani, and Pope Lucius I.

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Among people born in 40, Pope Clement I ranks 1After him are Pedanius Dioscorides, Martial, Statius, Claudia Octavia, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Dio Chrysostom, Lucius Licinius Sura, and Lucius Flavius Silva. Among people deceased in 99, Pope Clement I ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement I ranks 159 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Pius VI (1717), Leon Battista Alberti (1404), Cato the Elder (-243), Galba (-3), Pope Leo XI (1535), and Anselm of Canterbury (1033). After him are Gaius Marius (-157), Fra Angelico (1400), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Paul V (1552), and Carlo Collodi (1826).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement I ranks 44Before him are Pope Pius VIII (1761), Pope Formosus (816), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Pius VI (1717), Pope Leo XI (1535), and Anselm of Canterbury (1033). After him are Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Sylvester III (1000), and Pope Gregory XV (1554).