Pope Gregory I

540 - 604

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Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was the 64th Bishop of Rome from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instituting the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian mission, to convert the then largely pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Gregory is also well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory I has received more than 2,464,731 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Pope Gregory I is the 55th most popular religious figure (down from 50th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Italy (down from 50th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory I is most famous for his conversion of the English people to Christianity.

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Over the past year Pope Gregory I has had the most page views in the with 316,261 views, followed by Spanish (113,575), and Italian (78,788). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (230.43%), Hindi (192.45%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (169.60%)


Among religious figures, Pope Gregory I ranks 55 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Benedict XVI, Samuel, Pope John XXIII, Catherine of Alexandria, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope Clement VII. After him are Ignatius of Loyola, James, son of Zebedee, Saint Lucy, Luke the Evangelist, Joseph Smith, and Pope Pius XII.

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Among people born in 540, Pope Gregory I ranks 1After him are Pope Boniface III, Columbanus, Creoda of Mercia, Hormizd IV, Emperor Yōmei, Authari, Galswintha, Rosamund, and John of Biclaro. Among people deceased in 604, Pope Gregory I ranks 1After him are Emperor Wen of Sui, Augustine of Canterbury, Al-Nabigha, and Æthelric of Deira.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory I ranks 54 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope John XXIII (1881), Fibonacci (1170), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Giacomo Casanova (1725), and Pope Clement VII (1478). After him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Lucretius (-94), Enrico Fermi (1901), Saint Lucy (283), Umberto Eco (1932), and Pope Pius XII (1876).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory I ranks 7Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Pope Clement VII (1478). After him are Saint Lucy (283), Pope Pius XII (1876), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Julius II (1443), and Pope Pius V (1504).