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Pope John XV

1000 - 996

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Pope John XV (Latin: Ioannes XV; died April 996) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from August 985 until his death. A Roman by birth, he was the first pope who canonized a saint. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John XV has received more than 136,542 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Pope John XV is the 224th most popular religious figure (up from 293rd in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 351st in 2019) and the 99th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John XV was most famous for his reforms of the Catholic Church. He did this by reforming the papal conclave, the process of electing a new pope. He also reformed the process of naming bishops and cardinals.

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Among religious figures, Pope John XV ranks 224 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Urban I, Cyprian, Pope Boniface IV, Charles Borromeo, Pope Clement IV, and Pope Pelagius I. After him are Joachim, Pope Adeodatus I, Pope Joan, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope John VIII, and Saint Patrick.

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Among people born in 1000, Pope John XV ranks 1After him are Pope Sylvester III, Constantine IX Monomachos, Pope Gregory VI, Ubba, Pope Damasus II, Parascheva of the Balkans, Pope John XIV, Michael VI Bringas, Antipope Boniface VII, Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, and Saint Emeric of Hungary. Among people deceased in 996, Pope John XV ranks 2Before him is Hugh Capet. After him are Richard I of Normandy, Al-Aziz Billah, Stephen Držislav of Croatia, and Odo I, Count of Blois.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John XV ranks 263 out of 4,668Before him are Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Boniface IV (550), Charles Borromeo (1538), Fra Angelico (1400), and Pope Pelagius I (505). After him are Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Pope Adeodatus I (570), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), and Pope John VIII (820).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John XV ranks 99Before him are Pope Lucius III (1110), Pope Benedict II (635), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Boniface IV (550), Charles Borromeo (1538), and Pope Pelagius I (505). After him are Pope Adeodatus I (570), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), and Pope Alexander I (100).