Pope Innocent VIII

1432 - 1492

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Pope Innocent VIII (Latin: Innocentius VIII; 1432 – 25 July 1492), born Giovanni Battista Cybo (or Cibo), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 29 August 1484 to his death. Son of the viceroy of Naples, Battista spent his early years at the Neapolitan court. He became a priest in the retinue of Cardinal Calandrini, half-brother to Pope Nicholas V (1447–55), Bishop of Savona under Pope Paul II, and with the support of Cardinal Giuliano Della Rovere. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Innocent VIII has received more than 561,825 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Innocent VIII is the 175th most popular religious figure (down from 139th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Italy (down from 156th in 2019) and the 69th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Innocent VIII is most famous for promulgating the Papal Bull of 1492, which expelled all Jews from the Papal States.

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Among religious figures, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 175 out of 2,272. Before him are Pope Eugene IV, Pope Clement XIII, Pope Alexander VII, Pope Boniface IX, Bilal ibn Rabah, and Padre Pio. After him are Agnes of Rome, Pope Innocent XIII, Pope Clement IX, Rachel, Pope Joan, and Pope Innocent XII.

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Among people born in 1432, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 2Before him is Mehmed the Conqueror. After him are Afonso V of Portugal, Alvise Cadamosto, Isabel of Coimbra, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Hōjō Sōun, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1492, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 3Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici and Piero della Francesca. After him are Elizabeth Woodville, Jami, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Gülbahar Hatun, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 213 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Padre Pio (1887). After him are Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Marie de' Medici (1575), and Pope Innocent XII (1615).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 69Before 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). After him are Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Clement IX (1600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), John Bosco (1815), and Pope Leo III (750).