Pope John Paul I

1912 - 1978

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Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus I; Italian: Giovanni Paolo I; born Albino Luciani [alˈbiːno luˈtʃaːni]; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his death 33 days later. He was the first pope born in the 20th century and the last one to die in the 20th century. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent year of three popes and the first to occur since 1605. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John Paul I has received more than 3,488,815 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope John Paul I is the 31st most popular religious figure (up from 34th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Italy (up from 44th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John Paul I was the pope from August 26, 1978 to September 28, 1978. He is most famous for being the pope for the shortest amount of time in history.

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Among religious figures, Pope John Paul I ranks 31 out of 2,272Before him are Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, Jonah, and Matthew the Apostle. After him are John the Apostle, Pope Pius XII, 14th Dalai Lama, Isaac, Saul, and Ignatius of Loyola.

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Among people born in 1912, Pope John Paul I ranks 3Before him are Alan Turing and Kim Il-sung. After him are Eva Braun, Jackson Pollock, Milton Friedman, Erich Honecker, Wernher von Braun, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, and Heinrich Harrer. Among people deceased in 1978, Pope John Paul I ranks 1After him are Pope Paul VI, Golda Meir, Aram Khachaturian, Kurt Gödel, Adolf Dassler, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Jacques Brel, Aldo Moro, Giorgio de Chirico, Ramón Mercader, and Margaret Mead.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John Paul I ranks 41 out of 4,088Before him are Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), Tiberius (-42), Titian (1488), Giacomo Casanova (1725), and Florence Nightingale (1820). After him are Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Pius XII (1876), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Mark Antony (-83), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), and Gioachino Rossini (1792).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John Paul I ranks 2Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182). After him are Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Gregory I (540), Romulus Augustulus (460), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Clement VII (1478), Pope John XXIII (1881), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Pope Pius IX (1792).