Pope Gregory VII

1020 - 1085

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Pope Gregory VII (Latin: Gregorius VII; c. 1015 – 25 May 1085), born Hildebrand of Sovana (Italian: Ildebrando di Soana), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 April 1073 to his death in 1085. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory VII has received more than 949,269 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Pope Gregory VII is the 71st most popular religious figure (down from 67th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Italy (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory VII is most famous for reforming the Catholic Church and restoring the power of the papacy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory VII ranks 71 out of 2,238Before him are John Chrysostom, Pope Sylvester I, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Urban II, and Pope Julius II. After him are Pope Pius IX, Pope Paul VI, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Leo X, Girolamo Savonarola, and Ezekiel.

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Among people born in 1020, Pope Gregory VII ranks 1After him are Yūsuf Balasaguni, Sweyn II of Denmark, Pope Stephen IX, Su Song, Guo Xi, William I, Count of Burgundy, Constantine the African, Adelaide of Susa, Gunhilda of Denmark, Zhang Zai, and Vladimir of Novgorod. Among people deceased in 1085, Pope Gregory VII ranks 1After him are Robert Guiscard, Emperor Shenzong of Song, Al-Juwayni, and Cheng Hao.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory VII ranks 80 out of 4,668Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Livy (-59), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Pope Julius II (1443), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), and Ennio Morricone (1928). After him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Titus (41), Michael Collins (1930), Antonio Salieri (1750), Giotto (1267), and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory VII ranks 14Before him are Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Sylvester I (300), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Pope Julius II (1443). After him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Pius X (1835), and Pope Benedict XV (1854).