Pope Innocent III

1160 - 1216

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Pope Innocent III (Latin: Innocentius III; 1160 or 1161 – 16 July 1216, born Lotario dei Conti di Segni (anglicized as Lothar of Segni) was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 8 January 1198 to his death. Pope Innocent was one of the most powerful and influential of the medieval popes. He exerted a wide influence over the Christian states of Europe, claiming supremacy over all of Europe's kings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Innocent III has received more than 1,153,441 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Pope Innocent III is the 77th most popular religious figure (up from 85th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Italy (up from 102nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Innocent III was most famous for the Fourth Lateran Council, which he called in 1215. This council established many rules and regulations for the Church and its members.

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Among religious figures, Pope Innocent III ranks 77 out of 2,272Before him are Huldrych Zwingli, John Chrysostom, Maimonides, Pope Leo XIII, Martin of Tours, and Pope Paul VI. After him are Margaret the Virgin, Jude the Apostle, Philip the Apostle, Ezekiel, Pope Pius X, and Pope Paul III.

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Among people born in 1160, Pope Innocent III ranks 1After him are Pope Gregory IX, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Pérotin, Ali ibn al-Athir, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Hartmann von Aue, Muhammad of Ghor, Arnaud Amalric, Ma Yuan, Dulce of Aragon, and Alys of France, Countess of Vexin. Among people deceased in 1216, Pope Innocent III ranks 1After him are John, King of England, Shota Rustaveli, Eric X of Sweden, Henry of Flanders, Robert de Clari, Kamo no Chōmei, and Ida, Countess of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent III ranks 96 out of 4,088Before him are Tintoretto (1518), Antonio Salieri (1750), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Pliny the Elder (23), and Pope Paul VI (1897). After him are Cato the Elder (-243), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Pope Pius X (1835), Pope Paul III (1468), Scipio Africanus (-235), and Antoninus Pius (86).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent III ranks 17Before him are Pope Pius XI (1857), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Pope Paul VI (1897). After him are Pope Pius X (1835), Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), and Saint Lucy (283).