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Pope Leo I

390 - 461

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Pope Leo I (c. 400 – 10 November 461), also known as Leo the Great, was Bishop of Rome from 29 September 440 until his death. Leo was a Roman aristocrat, and was the first pope to have been called "the Great". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo I has received more than 1,057,301 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Pope Leo I is the 156th most popular religious figure (down from 133rd in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Italy (down from 166th in 2019) and the 59th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Leo I is most famous for his role in the Council of Chalcedon in 451. He affirmed the Christological doctrine that Jesus Christ is both fully divine and fully human.

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Among religious figures, Pope Leo I ranks 156 out of 2,238Before him are Huldrych Zwingli, Saint Christopher, Pope Julius III, Pope Gregory XI, Pope Paul IV, and Jeremiah. After him are Pope Innocent XI, Pope Innocent XIII, Pope Innocent VIII, Pope Innocent XII, Pope John XXII, and Pope Innocent X.

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Among people born in 390, Pope Leo I ranks 1After him are Flavius Aetius, Pope Sixtus III, Bleda, Prosper of Aquitaine, Faustus of Byzantium, Festus, and Jeonji of Baekje. Among people deceased in 461, Pope Leo I ranks 1After him are Saint Patrick and Majorian.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo I ranks 184 out of 4,668Before him are Giorgione (1478), Pope Gregory XII (1335), Pope Julius III (1487), Suetonius (70), Pope Paul IV (1476), and Enzo Ferrari (1898). After him are Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), and Pope Innocent X (1574).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo I ranks 59Before him are Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Pius IV (1499), Pope Gregory XII (1335), Pope Julius III (1487), and Pope Paul IV (1476). After him are Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), and Pope Nicholas V (1397).