Pope Innocent VIII

1432 - 1492

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Pope Innocent VIII (Latin: Innocentius VIII; Italian: Innocenzo 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, in July 1492. Son of the viceroy of Naples, Cybo 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 891,060 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope Innocent VIII is the 146th most popular religious figure (up from 160th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Italy (up from 186th in 2019) and the 48th 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 146 out of 3,187Before him are Moses in Islam, Pope Pius VII, Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Mani, and Pope Lucius I. After him are Pope John XXII, Isidore of Seville, Pope Sylvester III, Pope Gregory XV, Pope Leo XII, and Pope Benedict XIII.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 167 out of 5,161Before him are Fra Angelico (1400), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Paul V (1552), Carlo Collodi (1826), and Pope Lucius I (200). After him are Pope Sylvester III (1000), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Pope Gregory XV (1554), Pope Leo XII (1760), Giorgione (1478), and Artemisia Gentileschi (1593).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 48Before him are Pope Leo XI (1535), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Clement I (40), Pope Pius VII (1742), Pope Paul V (1552), and Pope Lucius I (200). After him are Pope Sylvester III (1000), Pope Gregory XV (1554), Pope Leo XII (1760), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pius IV (1499), and Pope Clement XII (1652).