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Pope Damasus II

1000 - 1048

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Pope Damasus II (; died 9 August 1048, born Poppo de' Curagnoni) was the Bishop of Rome 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 243,498 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Pope Damasus II is the 330th most popular religious figure (up from 575th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Germany (up from 551st in 2019) and the 9th 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 330 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Callixtus I, Pope Leo IV, Ubba, Pope Martin I, Sabbatai Zevi, and Pope Nicholas IV. After him are Ephrem the Syrian, James, son of Alphaeus, Barabbas, Philip Neri, Pope Eugene I, and Pope Benedict I.

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Among people born in 1000, Pope Damasus II ranks 6Before him are Pope John XV, Pope Sylvester III, Constantine IX Monomachos, Pope Gregory VI, and Ubba. After him are Parascheva of the Balkans, Pope John XIV, Michael VI Bringas, Antipope Boniface VII, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, and Saint Emeric of Hungary. 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, Adalbert, Duke of Lorraine, Gyda of Sweden, and Wipo of Burgundy.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Damasus II ranks 264 out of 6,142Before him are Adolf von Baeyer (1835), Carl Schmitt (1888), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Klaus Barbie (1913), and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808). After him are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Wim Wenders (1945), Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955), Max Scheler (1874), Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), and Adolf Dassler (1900).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Damasus II ranks 9Before him are Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Albertus Magnus (1206), Ambrose (340), Pope Joan (null), Philip Melanchthon (1497), and Pope Clement II (1005). After him are Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), Rabanus Maurus (780), Pope Victor II (1018), and Norbert of Xanten (1080).