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. 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 730,338 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Innocent VIII is the 159th most popular religious figure (up from 175th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Italy (up from 213th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular 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 159 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Gregory XI, Pope Paul IV, Jeremiah, Pope Leo I, Pope Innocent XI, and Pope Innocent XIII. After him are Pope Innocent XII, Pope John XXII, Pope Innocent X, Pope Nicholas V, Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Pope Urban V.

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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, Hōjō Sōun, Bartolomeo Vivarini, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1492, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 2Before him is Lorenzo de' Medici. After him are Piero della Francesca, Elizabeth Woodville, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Jami, Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 187 out of 4,668Before him are Suetonius (70), Pope Paul IV (1476), Enzo Ferrari (1898), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Innocent XI (1611), and Pope Innocent XIII (1655). After him are Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent VIII ranks 62Before him are Pope Gregory XII (1335), Pope Julius III (1487), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Innocent XI (1611), and Pope Innocent XIII (1655). After him are Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), and Saint Cecilia (200).