Pope John XIII

930 - 972

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Pope John XIII (Latin: Ioannes XIII; died 6 September 972) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 1 October 965 to his death. His pontificate was caught up in the continuing conflict between the Holy Roman emperor, Otto I, and the Roman nobility. After long and arduous negotiations, he succeeded in arranging a Byzantine marriage for Otto II, in an effort to legitimize the Ottonian claim to imperial dignity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John XIII has received more than 220,561 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope John XIII is the 556th most popular religious figure (down from 540th in 2019), the 660th most popular biography from Italy (down from 635th in 2019) and the 230th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John XIII is most famous for his role in the Second Vatican Council.

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Over the past year Pope John XIII has had the most page views in the with 28,022 views, followed by Spanish (8,273), and Italian (7,731). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (248.26%), Wu Chinese (101.94%), and Tagalog (97.10%)


Among religious figures, Pope John XIII ranks 556 out of 3,187Before him are William Laud, Saint Timothy, Truganini, Pope Telesphorus, Josemaría Escrivá, and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. After him are Ludmila of Bohemia, Paul the Deacon, Pope Victor II, Eric IX of Sweden, Ali al-Hadi, and Antipope Alexander V.

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Among people born in 930, Pope John XIII ranks 2Before him is Almanzor. After him are Pope Benedict V, Haakon Sigurdsson, Liudolf, Duke of Swabia, 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi, Roman of Bulgaria, David III of Tao, Lanzelin of Klettgau, and Constantine Lekapenos. Among people deceased in 972, Pope John XIII ranks 2Before him is Sviatoslav I of Kiev. After him are Liutprand of Cremona, Adalbert of Italy, Taksony of Hungary, Andregoto Galíndez, and Fujiwara no Koretada.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John XIII ranks 660 out of 5,161Before him are Gabriele Amorth (1925), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Rudolph Valentino (1895), Aulus Gellius (123), Domenichino (1581), and Piero the Unfortunate (1472). After him are Michelozzo (1396), Paul the Deacon (720), Giulio Romano (1499), Theano (-600), Gaius Caesar (-20), and Catherine Cornaro (1454).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John XIII ranks 230Before him are Pope Miltiades (250), Pope Agapetus I (490), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Boniface II (470), and Pope Telesphorus (100). After him are Paul the Deacon (720), Pope Donus (610), Pope Romanus (850), Francis of Paola (1416), Camillus de Lellis (1550), and Joseph of Cupertino (1603).