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 208,197 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Pope Eugene III is the 239th most popular religious figure (up from 465th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 560th in 2019) and the 104th 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 239 out of 2,272Before him are Amos, Pope Dionysius, Pope Pelagius I, Pope Callixtus II, Philip Neri, and Pope John XII. After him are Abdul Qadir Gilani, Pope Urban IV, Pope Clement IV, Sathya Sai Baba, Pope Julius I, and Pope Innocent I.

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Among people born in 1080, Pope Eugene III ranks 1After him are Avempace, Suger, Norbert of Xanten, Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Matilda of Scotland, Sanai, Raymond du Puy, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, and Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan. 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, Gampopa, Al-Shahrastani, and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Eugene III ranks 282 out of 4,088Before him are Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pelagius I (505), Nino Rota (1911), Philip Neri (1515), and Pope John XII (937). After him are Filippo Lippi (1406), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), and Andrea Doria (1466).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Eugene III ranks 104Before him are Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Felix I (300), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pelagius I (505), Philip Neri (1515), and Pope John XII (937). After him are Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), Vitus (290), Pope Innocent II (1100), Pope Celestine I (400), and Charles Borromeo (1538).