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Pope John II

470 - 535

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Pope John II (Latin: Ioannes II; c. 475 – 8 May 535), born Mercurius, was the bishop of Rome from 2 January 533 to his death. As a priest at St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John II has received more than 236,029 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope John II is the 511th most popular religious figure (down from 310th in 2019), the 620th most popular biography from Italy (down from 369th in 2019) and the 221st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John II was most famous for his role in the Second Vatican Council and the reforms that followed.

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Among religious figures, Pope John II ranks 511 out of 2,238Before him are Ibn Hazm, Pope Victor I, Abdullah ibn Umar, Charles de Foucauld, Mary of Egypt, and Pope Nicholas II. After him are Annas, Saint Boniface, Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, Simeon, and Ja'far ibn Abi Talib.

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Among people born in 470, Pope John II ranks 2Before him is Pope John I. After him are Pope Boniface II, Theudis, Caesarius of Arles, Medardus, Audofleda, Caradoc, Finnian of Clonard, and Buddhapālita. Among people deceased in 535, Pope John II ranks 1After him is Amalasuntha.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John II ranks 620 out of 4,668Before him are Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Paolo Maldini (1968), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Pierluigi Collina (1960), and Francesca da Rimini (1259). After him are Gaius Caesar (-20), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Pope Stephen VII (850), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), and Pope Anastasius II (450).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John II ranks 221Before him are Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope Soter (120), Pope Silverius (490), Pope Stephen I (200), Pope Miltiades (250), and Saint Eustace (10). After him are Pope Stephen VII (850), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), Angela Merici (1474), Pope John XIII (930), and Pope Sergius II (800).