Pope Clement VIII

1536 - 1605

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Pope Clement VIII (Latin: Clemens VIII; 24 February 1536 – 5 March 1605), born Ippolito Aldobrandini, was Bishop of Rome and hence head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 2 February 1592 to his death in 1605. Born in Fano, Italy to a prominent Florentine family, he initially came to prominence as a canon lawyer before being made a Cardinal-Priest in 1585. In 1592 he was elected Pope and took the name of Clement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement VIII has received more than 358,053 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Clement VIII is the 127th most popular religious figure (down from 125th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Italy (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Clement VIII was most famous for his suppression of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. The Jesuits were a Catholic religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola and approved by Pope Paul III in 1540. The Jesuits were known for their missionary work, education, and intellectualism.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement VIII ranks 127 out of 2,272. Before him are Agatha of Sicily, Hassan-i Sabbah, Pope John XXII, Pope Leo XII, Anselm of Canterbury, and Pope Gregory IX. After him are Pope Benedict XIV, Bridget of Sweden, Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Miriam, and Pope Leo I.

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Among people born in 1536, Pope Clement VIII ranks 1After him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Yi I, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Jeremias II of Constantinople, Lord Guildford Dudley, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Piotr Skarga, Ignazio Danti, Juan Fernández, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, and Leonardo Donato. Among people deceased in 1605, Pope Clement VIII ranks 2Before him is Akbar. After him are Pope Leo XI, Boris Godunov, Handan Sultan, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, John Davis, Theodore Beza, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Naresuan, and Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement VIII ranks 155 out of 4,088. Before him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Carlo Collodi (1826), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Pope Leo XII (1760), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), and Pope Gregory IX (1160). After him are Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Suetonius (70), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), and Numa Pompilius (-753).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement VIII ranks 42Before him are Pope Pius VI (1717), Pope Pius VIII (1761), Agatha of Sicily (235), Pope Leo XII (1760), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), and Pope Gregory IX (1160). After him are Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Gregory XII (1335), Pope Sixtus V (1520), and Pope Clement XII (1652).