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. 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 3,884,837 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Pope John Paul I is the 40th most popular religious figure (down from 31st in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 41st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 40 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Lucy, Husayn ibn Ali, Queen of Sheba, James, son of Zebedee, Samuel, and Catherine of Alexandria. After him are Pope John XXIII, Joshua, Judas Iscariot, Ignatius of Loyola, Saul, and 14th Dalai Lama.

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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, Milton Friedman, Wernher von Braun, Jackson Pollock, Erich Honecker, Otto von Habsburg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Heinrich Harrer, and John Cage. Among people deceased in 1978, Pope John Paul I ranks 1After him are Pope Paul VI, Golda Meir, Aram Khachaturian, Kurt Gödel, Aldo Moro, Jacques Brel, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Giorgio de Chirico, Adolf Dassler, Mohammed Daoud Khan, and Ramón Mercader.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John Paul I ranks 42 out of 4,668Before him are Titian (1488), Pontius Pilate (-12), Donatello (1386), Tiberius (-42), Saint Lucy (283), and Maria Montessori (1870). After him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Mark Antony (-83), and Ötzi (-3345).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John Paul I ranks 3Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182) and Saint Lucy (283). After him are Pope John XXIII (1881), Pope Gregory I (540), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Sylvester I (300), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502).