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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 157,107 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pope Clement II is the 305th most popular religious figure (up from 337th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Germany (up from 253rd 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 305 out of 2,238Before him are Al-Tirmidhi, Pope Gregory II, Vitus, Pope Agatho, Pope Anicetus, and Pope Gregory VI. After him are Pope Innocent IV, Fethullah Gülen, Matteo Ricci, Pope Felix III, Pope Alexander IV, and Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr.

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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, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Berenguer Ramon I, Count of Barcelona, Ali az-Zahir, Lanfranc, and John VIII of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 1047, Pope Clement II ranks 1After him are Magnus the Good, Humbert I, Count of Savoy, Rodulfus Glaber, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Otto II, Duke of Swabia, and Eustace I, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Clement II ranks 239 out of 6,142Before him are Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Hermann Hoth (1885), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), and Heinrich Müller (1900). After him are Eduard Buchner (1860), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Martin Niemöller (1892), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), and Irma Grese (1923).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Clement II ranks 8Before him are Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Albertus Magnus (1206), Ambrose (340), Pope Joan (null), and Philip Melanchthon (1497). After him are Pope Damasus II (1000), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rabanus Maurus (780), and Pope Victor II (1018).