Pope Clement II

1005 - 1047

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Pope Clement II (Latin: Clemens II; born Suidger von Morsleben; died 9 October 1047), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 25 December 1046 until his death in 1047. He was the first in a series of reform-minded popes from Germany. Suidger was the bishop of Bamberg. In 1046, he accompanied King Henry III of Germany, when at the request of laity and clergy of Rome, Henry went to Italy and summoned the Council of Sutri, which deposed Benedict IX and Sylvester III, and accepted the resignation of Gregory VI. Henry suggested Suidger as the next pope, and he was then elected, taking the name of Clement II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement II has received more than 124,258 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Clement II is the 338th most popular religious figure (down from 308th in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 210th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Religious Figure.

Pope Clement II is most famous for being the pope who consecrated the first Christian church in Rome.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement II ranks 338 out of 2,272Before him are Pope John XXI, Pope Benedict I, Pope Nicholas III, Al-Mansur, Simeon Stylites, and Pope Callixtus I. After him are Pope Symmachus, Idris, Pope Adrian V, Pope Eutychian, Faustina Kowalska, and Pope John XIX.

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Among people born in 1005, Pope Clement II ranks 1After him are Michael I Cerularius, Macbeth, King of Scotland, Bretislav I, Ali az-Zahir, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, and Lanfranc. Among people deceased in 1047, Pope Clement II ranks 1After him are Magnus the Good, Humbert I, Count of Savoy, Rodulfus Glaber, and Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Clement II ranks 253 out of 5,289Before him are Franz Mesmer (1734), Ernst Jünger (1895), Julius Streicher (1885), Wim Wenders (1945), Athanasius Kircher (1602), and Hermann Hoth (1885). After him are Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb (1876), Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), and Michael Haneke (1942).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Clement II ranks 8Before him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Albertus Magnus (1206), Pope Joan (null), Philip Melanchthon (1497), and Ambrose (340). After him are Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Pope Victor II (1018), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Norbert of Xanten (1080).