Pope Innocent IV

1195 - 1254

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Pope Innocent IV (Latin: Innocentius IV; c. 1195 – 7 December 1254), born Sinibaldo Fieschi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 25 June 1243 to his death in 1254. Fieschi was born in Genoa and studied at the universities of Parma and Bologna. He was considered in his own day and by posterity as a fine canonist. On the strength of this reputation, he was called to the Roman Curia by Pope Honorius III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Innocent IV has received more than 449,634 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Innocent IV is the 354th most popular religious figure (down from 311th in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from Italy (down from 366th in 2019) and the 164th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Innocent IV is most famous for ordering the execution of the Knights Templar in 1312.

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Among religious figures, Pope Innocent IV ranks 354 out of 3,187Before him are Pope John II, Pope Benedict VII, Guru Nanak, Pope John XI, Pope Benedict IX, and Pope Silverius. After him are Caiaphas, Belshazzar, Umm Salama, Sarah Baartman, Photios I of Constantinople, and Philip Neri.

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Among people born in 1195, Pope Innocent IV ranks 2Before him is Anthony of Padua. After him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Xia Gui, Henry IV, Duke of Limburg, Geoffrey II of Villehardouin, Philip II, Marquis of Namur, and Henry VI, Count Palatine of the Rhine. Among people deceased in 1254, Pope Innocent IV ranks 1After him are Conrad IV of Germany, John III Doukas Vatatzes, and Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent IV ranks 407 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Silverius (490), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), and Pietro Mascagni (1863). After him are Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), Petronius Maximus (396), Antonio Meucci (1808), Philip Neri (1515), Pope Leo VII (900), and Charles I of Hungary (1288).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent IV ranks 164Before him are Pope Marinus II (932), Pope John II (470), Pope Benedict VII (910), Pope John XI (910), Pope Benedict IX (1012), and Pope Silverius (490). After him are Philip Neri (1515), Pope Leo VII (900), Pope Anastasius I (340), Pope Soter (120), Pope Clement III (1130), and Pope Sergius I (650).