Pope Damasus II

1000 - 1048

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Pope Damasus II (; died 9 August 1048, born Poppo de' Curagnoni) was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 17 July 1048 to his death on 9 August that same year. He was the second of the German pontiffs nominated by Emperor Henry III. A native of Bavaria, he was the third German to become pope and had one of the shortest papal reigns.Upon the death of Clement II, envoys from Rome were sent to the emperor to ascertain who should be named pope. Henry named the bishop of Brixen, Poppo de' Curagnoni. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Damasus II has received more than 204,042 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Pope Damasus II is the 576th most popular religious figure (down from 431st in 2019), the 551st most popular biography from Germany (down from 352nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Religious Figure.

Pope Damasus II is most famous for his contribution to the development of the Roman Liturgy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Damasus II ranks 576 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Donus, Pope Stephen VI, Charles Taze Russell, Pope Theodore I, Pope Leo VII, and Norbert of Xanten. After him are Nichiren, Epiphanius of Salamis, Dōgen, Charles de Foucauld, Saint Menas, and Peter Lombard.

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Among people born in 1000, Pope Damasus II ranks 9Before him are Pope John XV, Pope Gregory VI, Pope Sylvester III, Pope John XIV, Parascheva of the Balkans, and Michael VI Bringas. After him are Antipope Boniface VII, Antipope John XVI, Saint Emeric of Hungary, Humbert of Silva Candida, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, and Ibn al-Nadim. Among people deceased in 1048, Pope Damasus II ranks 3Before him are Al-Biruni and Pope Gregory VI. After him are Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia and Adalbert, Duke of Lorraine.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Damasus II ranks 551 out of 5,289Before him are Theodor Schwann (1810), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Werner Mölders (1913), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), and Norbert of Xanten (1080). After him are Otto Günsche (1917), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Caroline Augusta of Bavaria (1792), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), and Christopher Clavius (1538).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Damasus II ranks 15Before 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). After him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Margot Frank (1926), Therese Neumann (1898), Gertrude the Great (1256), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), and Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700).