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Pope Honorius II

1100 - 1130

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Pope Honorius II (9 February 1060 – 13 February 1130), born Lamberto Scannabecchi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 21 December 1124 to his death in 1130. Although from a humble background, his obvious intellect and outstanding abilities saw him promoted up through the ecclesiastical hierarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Honorius II has received more than 218,833 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Pope Honorius II is the 369th most popular religious figure (down from 319th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from Italy (down from 378th in 2019) and the 171st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Honorius II is most famous for his role in the controversy over the filioque clause. The filioque clause was a part of the Nicene Creed that said the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. The controversy arose when the Eastern Orthodox Church said that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father only. Pope Honorius II agreed with the Eastern Orthodox Church and said that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father only.

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Among religious figures, Pope Honorius II ranks 369 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Hormisdas, Pope Victor III, Pope Simplicius, Pope Anastasius I, Faustina Kowalska, and Al-Mansur. After him are Gregory the Illuminator, Pope Anastasius III, Pope John IX, Micah, Hannah, and Saint Timothy.

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Among people born in 1100, Pope Honorius II ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory VIII, Muhammad al-Idrisi, Pope Alexander III, and Ahmad Sanjar. After him are Pope Lucius II, Pope Celestine II, Pope Innocent II, Albert the Bear, Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Pope Adrian IV, and Sverker I of Sweden. Among people deceased in 1130, Pope Honorius II ranks 1After him are Joannes Zonaras, Isidore the Laborer, Bernard of Chartres, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, Bohemond II of Antioch, Ibn Tumart, Sigurd the Crusader, Margaret Fredkulla, Judith of Bavaria, Duchess of Swabia, Aénor de Châtellerault, and Al-Amir bi-Ahkam Allah.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Honorius II ranks 447 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Hormisdas (450), Simonetta Vespucci (1453), Pope Victor III (1027), Pope Simplicius (420), Pope Anastasius I (340), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937). After him are Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope John IX (850), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), and Pope Sixtus III (390).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Honorius II ranks 171Before him are Pope Symmachus (460), Pope Zosimus (400), Pope Hormisdas (450), Pope Victor III (1027), Pope Simplicius (420), and Pope Anastasius I (340). After him are Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope John IX (850), Pope Sixtus III (390), Pope Leo II (611), Pope Adrian III (800), and Pope Benedict VII (910).