Pope John III

520 - 574

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Pope John III (Latin: Ioannes III; died 13 July 574), born Catelinus, was the bishop of Rome from 17 July 561 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John III has received more than 123,764 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope John III is the 399th most popular religious figure (down from 365th in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 444th in 2019) and the 183rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John III is most famous for his efforts to reform the church and the papacy. He was also a patron of the arts and sciences.

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Among religious figures, Pope John III ranks 399 out of 2,272Before him are Ezra, Uwais al-Qarani, Thomas à Kempis, Pope Pontian, Gregory Palamas, and Maya. After him are Pope Boniface III, Pope Valentine, Mahavira, Pope Leo II, Pope Eugene II, and Gad.

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Among people born in 520, Pope John III ranks 2Before him is Pope Pelagius II. After him are Justin II, Tiberius II Constantine, Charibert I, Emperor Sushun, Martin of Braga, and Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma. Among people deceased in 574, Pope John III ranks 2Before him is Narses. After him is Cleph.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John III ranks 472 out of 4,088Before him are Pontormo (1494), Damocles (null), Renzo Piano (1937), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Tinto Brass (1933), and Pope Pontian (200). After him are Pope Boniface III (540), Pope Valentine (780), Pope Leo II (611), Giulietta Masina (1921), Albano Carrisi (1943), and Pope Eugene II (780).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John III ranks 183Before him are Pope Clement III (1130), Pope Marcellus I (255), Pope John IX (850), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope John XIV (1000), and Pope Pontian (200). After him are Pope Boniface III (540), Pope Valentine (780), Pope Leo II (611), Pope Eugene II (780), Pope Zephyrinus (150), and Pope Anterus (180).