Pope Gregory I

540 - 604

Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was the bishop of Rome from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instigating the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian Mission, to convert the then-pagan Anglo-Saxons in England 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 1,354,138 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 45th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory I ranks 47 out of 2,001Before him are Husayn ibn Ali, Ruhollah Khomeini, Isaac, Pope Alexander VI, Pope Clement VII, and Benedict of Nursia. After him are Saint Valentine, Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Pius XI, and Jerome.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory I ranks 55 out of 3,282Before him are Fibonacci (1170), Vespasian (9), Umberto Eco (1932), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), and Mark Antony (-83). After him are Pompey (-106), Saint Valentine (226), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Tacitus (54), and Federico Fellini (1920).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory I ranks 8Before him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), and Benedict of Nursia (480). After him are Saint Valentine (226), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), Saint Lucy (283), and Girolamo Savonarola (1452).

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