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Pope Gregory III

700 - 741

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Pope Gregory III (Latin: Gregorius III; died 28 November 741) was the bishop of Rome from 11 February 731 to his death. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by Byzantine iconoclasm and the advance of the Lombards, in which he invoked the intervention of Charles Martel, although ultimately in vain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory III has received more than 962,002 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Pope Gregory III is the 425th most popular religious figure (down from 363rd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Syria (down from 11th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Syrian Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory III is most famous for his role in the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory III ranks 425 out of 2,238Before him are Thomas à Kempis, Pope John IV, Thomas Becket, Guru Nanak, Pope Cornelius, and Ali al-Ridha. After him are Saint Maurice, Pope Anterus, Pope Sergius I, Pope Innocent II, Parascheva of the Balkans, and Pachomius the Great.

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Among people born in 700, Pope Gregory III ranks 3Before him are Pope Adrian I and Pope Paul I. After him are Pope-elect Stephen, Anastasios II, Philippikos Bardanes, Dihya, Piruz Nahavandi, Theodosius III, Wahshi ibn Harb, Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, and Tiberius III. Among people deceased in 741, Pope Gregory III ranks 3Before him are Charles Martel and Leo III the Isaurian. After him is Theudoald.

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Among people born in Syria, Pope Gregory III ranks 12 out of 181Before him are Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), Pope Anicetus (70), Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Bashar al-Assad (1965), and Ibn Kathir (1301). After him are Muawiya II (661), Marwan II (688), Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Al-Nawawi (1233), Julia Domna (160), and John Climacus (579).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Pope Gregory III ranks 2Before him are Pope Anicetus (70). After him are John Climacus (579), Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Ananias of Damascus (100), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Maron (301), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Ibn Asakir (1105), and Gregory III Laham (1933).