Pope Damasus I

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Damasus I (; c. 305 – 11 December 384) was the bishop of Rome from October 366 to his death. He presided over the Council of Rome of 382 that determined the canon or official list of sacred scripture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Damasus I has received more than 444,722 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Pope Damasus I is the 261st most popular religious figure (down from 244th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Portugal and the 2nd most popular Portuguese Religious Figure.

Pope Damasus I is most famous for commissioning the Vulgate, a Latin translation of the Bible.

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Among religious figures, Pope Damasus I ranks 261 out of 2,272Before him are Belshazzar, Pope Adeodatus I, Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Anicetus, Judas Maccabeus, and Saint Cecilia. After him are Pope Paul I, Pope John X, Pope Paul II, Brigham Young, Pope Benedict VIII, and Pope Nicholas I.

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Among people born in 305, Pope Damasus I ranks 1After him are Crispus and Avienus. Among people deceased in 384, Pope Damasus I ranks 1After him are Antipope Ursicinus, Servatius of Tongeren, Sosurim of Goguryeo, and Pope Timothy I of Alexandria.

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Among people born in Portugal, Pope Damasus I ranks 13 out of 479Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), António Guterres (1949), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), and Afonso I of Portugal (1109). After him are Pope John XXI (1215), Luís de Camões (1524), Isabella of Portugal (1503), John II of Portugal (1455), Afonso de Albuquerque (1453), and John I of Portugal (1358).


Among religious figures born in Portugal, Pope Damasus I ranks 2Before him are Anthony of Padua (1195). After him are Pope John XXI (1215), Sister Lúcia (1907), John of God (1495), Pelagio Galvani (1165), José Saraiva Martins (1932), António de Andrade (1580), Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), José Policarpo (1936), António Ribeiro (1928), and Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira (1888).