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Pope Fabian

200 - 250

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Pope Fabian (Latin: Fabianus) was the bishop of Rome from 10 January 236 until his death on 20 January 250, succeeding Anterus. A dove is said to have descended on his head to mark him as the Holy Spirit's unexpected choice to become the next pope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Fabian has received more than 519,194 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Pope Fabian is the 235th most popular religious figure (down from 216th in 2019), the 276th most popular biography from Italy (down from 259th in 2019) and the 106th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Fabian is most famous for being the pope who replaced Pope Sixtus II after he was martyred in 258. He is also famous for his work in trying to settle the dispute between the Roman and the Alexandrian churches over the date of Easter.

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Among religious figures, Pope Fabian ranks 235 out of 2,238Before him are Pope John VIII, Saint Patrick, Pope Eugene III, Pope Adrian I, Pope Alexander I, and Vincent de Paul. After him are Ignatius of Antioch, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Damasus I, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, and Amos.

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Among people born in 200, Pope Fabian ranks 5Before him are Saint Cecilia, Pope Lucius I, Cyprian, and Valerian. After him are Pope Dionysius, Pope Cornelius, Hua Tuo, Pope Pontian, Athenaeus, Pope Stephen I, and Celsus. Among people deceased in 250, Pope Fabian ranks 2Before him is Nagarjuna. After him are Denis, Philostratus, Herodian, Cai Yan, Saint Mercurius, Aryadeva, Aristides Quintilianus, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Fabian ranks 276 out of 4,668Before him are Cimabue (1240), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), and Pope Alexander I (100). After him are Catiline (-109), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Paolo Uccello (1475), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), and Pierre Cardin (1922).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Fabian ranks 106Before him are Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), and Pope Alexander I (100). After him are Pope Adrian II (792), Pope Nicholas I (800), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Gelasius I (410), Pope Liberius (310), and Pope Eugene II (780).