Pope Gregory XV

1554 - 1623

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Pope Gregory XV (Latin: Gregorius XV; 9 January 1554 – 8 July 1623), born Alessandro Ludovisi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 9 February 1621 to his death in 1623. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory XV has received more than 180,070 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Gregory XV is the 141st most popular religious figure (down from 122nd in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Italy (down from 140th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory XV is most famous for re-establishing the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, in the Catholic Church.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory XV ranks 141 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Sixtus V, Pope Clement XII, Pope Gregory XI, Pope Innocent X, Pope Formosus, and Pope Pius IV. After him are Zechariah, Bernadette Soubirous, Pope Clement VI, Pope Paul IV, Pope Martin V, and Jeremiah.

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Among people born in 1554, Pope Gregory XV ranks 1After him are Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Sebastian of Portugal, Walter Raleigh, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Philip William, Prince of Orange, Philip Sidney, Bálint Balassi, Ernest of Bavaria, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, Richard Hooker, and John Lyly. Among people deceased in 1623, Pope Gregory XV ranks 1After him are Anne Hathaway, Tulsidas, William Byrd, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Halime Sultan, Domenico Fetti, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Philippe de Mornay, and Antonio Priuli.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory XV ranks 178 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Innocent X (1574), Catullus (-84), Pope Formosus (816), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Pope Pius IV (1499), and Giovanni Bellini (1430). After him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), Guido of Arezzo (991), and Luchino Visconti (1906).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory XV ranks 52Before him are Pope Gregory XII (1335), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Pope Clement XII (1652), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Formosus (816), and Pope Pius IV (1499). After him are Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Clement XI (1649), and Pope Clement XIV (1705).