Pope John XVII

950 - 1003

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Pope John XVII (Latin: Ioannes XVII; died 6 November 1003), born John Sicco, was the bishop of Rome and nominal ruler of the Papal States for about seven months in 1003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope John XVII has received more than 112,371 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Pope John XVII is the 447th most popular religious figure (up from 537th in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from Italy (up from 677th in 2019) and the 202nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope John XXIII is most famous for convening the Second Vatican Council, which was the first council of the Catholic Church in over 100 years.

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Among religious figures, Pope John XVII ranks 447 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Stephen III, Pope John VI, Pope Marinus I, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Charbel Makhlouf, and Parascheva of the Balkans. After him are Eber, Pope Adrian III, Hugues de Payens, Denis, Pope Sisinnius, and Rabbi Akiva.

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Among people born in 950, Pope John XVII ranks 2Before him is Erik the Red. After him are Adelaide of Aquitaine, Ibn Yunus, Leo the Deacon, Maslama al-Majriti, Boleslaus III, Duke of Bohemia, Bernard I, Duke of Saxony, Olof Björnsson, Abhinavagupta, Sarolt, and Mariam al-Asturlabi. Among people deceased in 1003, Pope John XVII ranks 3Before him are Erik the Red and Pope Sylvester II. After him are Gregory of Narek, Athanasius the Athonite, Rozala of Italy, At-Ta'i, Herman II, Duke of Swabia, and Vladivoj, Duke of Bohemia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope John XVII ranks 550 out of 4,088Before him are Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Antonello da Messina (1430), Berengar I of Italy (850), and Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485). After him are Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Pope Adrian III (800), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Giulio Romano (1499), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), and Hippasus (-600).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope John XVII ranks 202Before him are Pope John XI (910), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Boniface VI (800), Pope Soter (120), Pope Stephen III (720), and Pope Marinus I (830). After him are Pope Adrian III (800), Denis (210), Pope Miltiades (250), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Marcellinus (250), and Pope Benedict VII (910).