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Pope Eugene III

1080 - 1153

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Pope Eugene III (Latin: Eugenius III; c. 1080 – 8 July 1153), born Bernardo Pignatelli, or possibly Paganelli, called Bernardo da Pisa, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 15 February 1145 to his death in 1153. He was the first Cistercian to become pope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Eugene III has received more than 246,366 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pope Eugene III is the 231st most popular religious figure (up from 238th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 103rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Eugene III is most famous for being the pope who called for the first crusade.

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Among religious figures, Pope Eugene III ranks 231 out of 2,238Before him are Joachim, Pope Adeodatus I, Pope Joan, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope John VIII, and Saint Patrick. After him are Pope Adrian I, Pope Alexander I, Vincent de Paul, Pope Fabian, Ignatius of Antioch, and Maximilian Kolbe.

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Among people born in 1080, Pope Eugene III ranks 1After him are Suger, Avempace, Norbert of Xanten, Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Matilda of Scotland, Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Margaret Fredkulla, Sanai, and Raymond du Puy. Among people deceased in 1153, Pope Eugene III ranks 2Before him is Bernard of Clairvaux. After him are Anna Komnene, David I of Scotland, Bernard de Tremelay, Al-Shahrastani, Gampopa, and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Eugene III ranks 272 out of 4,668Before him are Umberto II of Italy (1904), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Cimabue (1240), and Tommaso Campanella (1568). After him are Pope Adrian I (700), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Catiline (-109), and Marsilio Ficino (1433).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Eugene III ranks 103Before him are Charles Borromeo (1538), Pope Pelagius I (505), Pope John XV (1000), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), and Pope John VIII (820). After him are Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Pope Adrian II (792), Pope Nicholas I (800), and Pope Alexander III (1100).