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Pope Gregory XVI

1765 - 1846

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Pope Gregory XVI (Latin: Gregorius XVI; Italian: Gregorio XVI; born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari; 18 September 1765 – 1 June 1846) was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 2 February 1831 to his death in June 1846. He had adopted the name Mauro upon entering the religious order of the Camaldolese. Strongly conservative and traditionalist, he opposed democratic and modernising reforms in the Papal States and throughout Europe, seeing them as fronts for revolutionary leftism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Gregory XVI has received more than 690,833 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Pope Gregory XVI is the 112th most popular religious figure (down from 106th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Italy (down from 124th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Gregory XVI was most famous for abolishing slavery in the Papal States in 1839.

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Among religious figures, Pope Gregory XVI ranks 112 out of 2,238Before him are Elizabeth, Esther, Pope Pius III, Pope Urban VIII, Salome, and Pope Clement I. After him are Simon the Zealot, Thérèse of Lisieux, Hassan-i Sabbah, Zechariah, Sarah, and Pope Gregory IX.

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Among people born in 1765, Pope Gregory XVI ranks 1After him are Nicéphore Niépce, William IV of the United Kingdom, Robert Fulton, Pyotr Bagration, Jacques MacDonald, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Karl Ludwig Harding, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Paolo Ruffini, and José María Morelos. Among people deceased in 1846, Pope Gregory XVI ranks 1After him are Louis Bonaparte, Emperor Ninkō, Friedrich Bessel, Friedrich List, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Andrew Kim Taegon, Rodolphe Töpffer, Otto von Kotzebue, Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, and Jean-Gaspard Deburau.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Gregory XVI ranks 125 out of 4,668Before him are Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Sulla (-138), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Urban VIII (1568), and Pope Clement I (40). After him are Plautus (-254), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Donato Bramante (1443), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Numa Pompilius (-753), and Pope Gregory XV (1554).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Gregory XVI ranks 29Before him are Pope Innocent III (1160), Agatha of Sicily (235), Pope Pius V (1504), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Urban VIII (1568), and Pope Clement I (40). After him are Pope Gregory IX (1160), Pope Gregory XV (1554), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Pope Formosus (816), and Pope Clement VIII (1536).