Pope John X

860 - 929

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Pope John X (Latin: Ioannes X; died 28 May 928) was the bishop of Rome and nominal ruler of the Papal States from March 914 to his death. A candidate of the counts of Tusculum, he attempted to unify Italy under the leadership of Berengar of Friuli, and was instrumental in the defeat of the Saracens at the Battle of Garigliano. He eventually fell out with Marozia, who had him deposed, imprisoned, and finally murdered. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John X has received more than 179,297 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope John X is the 263rd most popular religious figure (up from 361st in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from Italy (up from 437th in 2019) and the 115th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John X was most famous for being the first pope to be deposed by a council.

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Among religious figures, Pope John X ranks 263 out of 2,272Before him are Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Anicetus, Judas Maccabeus, Saint Cecilia, Pope Damasus I, and Pope Paul I. After him are Pope Paul II, Brigham Young, Pope Benedict VIII, Pope Nicholas I, Antipope John XXIII, and Saint Timothy.

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Among people born in 860, Pope John X ranks 1After him are Pope Sergius III, Robert I of France, Rudaki, Pope Benedict IV, Ludmila of Bohemia, Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum, and Arethas of Caesarea. Among people deceased in 929, Pope John X ranks 2Before him is Charles the Simple. After him are Al-Battani and Pope Leo VI.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John X ranks 318 out of 4,088Before him are Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Dario Fo (1926), Antonio Canova (1757), Torquato Tasso (1544), Canaletto (1697), and Pope Paul I (700). After him are Pope Paul II (1417), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Pope Benedict VIII (980), Pope Nicholas I (800), Archytas (-428), and Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John X ranks 115Before him are Pope Celestine I (400), Charles Borromeo (1538), Pope Liberius (310), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Saint Cecilia (200), and Pope Paul I (700). After him are Pope Paul II (1417), Pope Benedict VIII (980), Pope Nicholas I (800), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Pope Pelagius II (520), and Pope Gelasius I (410).