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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 178,870 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Pope John XIII is the 527th most popular religious figure (down from 476th in 2019), the 637th most popular biography from Italy (down from 585th in 2019) and the 226th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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

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Among religious figures, Pope John XIII ranks 527 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Giles, Anas ibn Malik, Angela Merici, Adalbert of Prague, Rabbi Akiva, and Pope Alexander I of Alexandria. After him are Anna the Prophetess, Christina of Bolsena, Antipope Benedict XIII, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, Abdullah ibn Masud, and Bahira.

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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, Roman of Bulgaria, David III of Tao, 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, and Andregoto Galíndez.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John XIII ranks 637 out of 4,668Before him are Bona Sforza (1494), Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Angela Merici (1474), Ornella Muti (1955), Agostino Carracci (1557), and Fausto Cercignani (1941). After him are Desiderius (710), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), and Giovanni Giustiniani (1418).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John XIII ranks 226Before him are Saint Eustace (10), Pope John II (470), Pope Stephen VII (850), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), and Angela Merici (1474). After him are Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Mark (290), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Donus (610), and Pope Benedict V (930).