Pope Honorius III

1148 - 1227

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Pope Honorius III (c. 1150 – 18 March 1227), born Cencio Savelli, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 18 July 1216 to his death. A canon at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, he came to hold a number of important administrative positions, including that of Camerlengo. In 1197, he became tutor to the young Frederick II. As pope, he worked to promote the Fifth Crusade, which had been planned under his predecessor, Innocent III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Honorius III has received more than 237,408 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Honorius III is the 162nd most popular religious figure (up from 185th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Italy (up from 219th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Honorius III was most famous for his role in the Fourth Crusade, which resulted in the sack of Constantinople.

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Among religious figures, Pope Honorius III ranks 162 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Julius III, Pope Innocent XI, Ānanda, Joseph of Arimathea, Joachim, and Thérèse of Lisieux. After him are Pope Callixtus III, Saint Blaise, Pope Alexander VIII, Pope Benedict XII, Elizabeth, and Saint Roch.

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Among people born in 1148, Pope Honorius III ranks 1After him are Béla III of Hungary and Qiu Chuji. Among people deceased in 1227, Pope Honorius III ranks 3Before him are Genghis Khan and Jochi. After him are Qiu Chuji, Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, Leszek the White, Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Abdallah al-Adil, Al-Mu'azzam Isa, Marco I Sanudo, Demetrius of Montferrat, and Renaud I, Count of Dammartin.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Honorius III ranks 198 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Innocent XI (1611), and Messalina (17). After him are Enzo Ferrari (1898), Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Servius Tullius (-600), Adriano Celentano (1938), Juvenal (50), and Enrico Caruso (1873).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Honorius III ranks 62Before him are Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pope Julius III (1487), and Pope Innocent XI (1611). After him are Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Padre Pio (1887).