Pope Gregory XIV

1535 - 1591

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Pope Gregory XIV (Latin: Gregorius XIV; 11 February 1535 – 15 October 1591), born Niccolò Sfondrato or Sfondrati, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 5 December 1590 to his death in 1591. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory XIV has received more than 155,865 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Gregory XIV is the 184th most popular religious figure (down from 156th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 178th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory XIV is most famous for being the first pope to resign from the papacy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory XIV ranks 184 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Clement IX, Rachel, Pope Joan, Pope Innocent XII, John Bosco, and Pope Leo III. After him are John of Nepomuk, Hagar, Saint Patrick, Pope Marcellus II, Pope Benedict XI, and Pope Innocent VI.

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Among people born in 1535, Pope Gregory XIV ranks 2Before him is Pope Leo XI. After him are Sofonisba Anguissola, Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Giambattista della Porta, Federico Barocci, Alessandro Allori, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Martin Frobisher, Luis de Molina, William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Catherine Stenbock. Among people deceased in 1591, Pope Gregory XIV ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent IX, John of the Cross, Aloysius Gonzaga, Vincenzo Galilei, Veronica Franco, Sen no Rikyū, Dmitry of Uglich, Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, and Vespasiano I Gonzaga.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory XIV ranks 223 out of 4,088Before him are Otho (32), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pope Innocent XII (1615), John Bosco (1815), Pope Leo III (750), and Bernardo Bertolucci (1941). After him are Cesare Lombroso (1835), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Germanicus (-15), Pope Marcellus II (1501), and Pope Benedict XI (1240).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory XIV ranks 76Before him are Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), John Bosco (1815), and Pope Leo III (750). After him are Pope Marcellus II (1501), Pope Benedict XI (1240), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Innocent IX (1519), and Pope Gregory VIII (1100).