RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Pope Gelasius II

1062 - 1119

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Pope Gelasius II (c. 1060/1064 – 29 January 1119), born Giovanni Caetani or Giovanni da Gaeta (also called Coniulo), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 24 January 1118 to his death in 1119. A monk of Monte Cassino and chancellor of Pope Paschal II, Caetani was unanimously elected to succeed him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gelasius II has received more than 135,988 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 60 in 2019). Pope Gelasius II is the 318th most popular religious figure (up from 380th in 2019), the 376th most popular biography from Italy (up from 459th in 2019) and the 146th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Gelasius II was born in Rome and served as pope from 1119-1124. He is most famous for his efforts to end the Investiture Controversy.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Pope Gelasius II ranks 318 out of 2,272Before him are Nathan, Pope Pius I, Pope John I, Penitent thief, Pope Gregory VI, and Pope Honorius I. After him are Pope Mark, Pope Honorius II, John Vianney, Pope Gregory IV, Pope Boniface IV, and Gregory of Nyssa.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1062, Pope Gelasius II ranks 1After him is Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger. Among people deceased in 1119, Pope Gelasius II ranks 1After him are Baldwin VII, Count of Flanders, Roger of Salerno, Alan IV, Duke of Brittany, and Henry, Duke of Lower Lorraine.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Gelasius II ranks 376 out of 4,088Before him are Annibale Carracci (1560), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), Pope Pius I (90), Pope John I (470), Pope Gregory VI (1000), and Pope Honorius I (585). After him are Pope Mark (290), Pope Honorius II (1100), Andrea del Sarto (1486), Pope Gregory IV (790), Pope Boniface IV (550), and Cesare Beccaria (1738).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Italy

Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gelasius II ranks 146Before him are Pope Felix III (440), Pope John II (470), Pope Pius I (90), Pope John I (470), Pope Gregory VI (1000), and Pope Honorius I (585). After him are Pope Mark (290), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Gregory IV (790), Pope Boniface IV (550), Pope Benedict III (810), and Pope Hormisdas (450).