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Pope Leo III

750 - 816

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Pope Leo III (died 12 June 816) was bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 26 December 795 to his death. Protected by Charlemagne from the supporters of his predecessor, Adrian I, Leo subsequently strengthened Charlemagne's position by crowning him emperor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo III has received more than 661,055 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Pope Leo III is the 181st most popular religious figure (up from 183rd in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Italy (up from 221st in 2019) and the 75th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Leo III is most famous for crowning Charlemagne as the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800.

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Among religious figures, Pope Leo III ranks 181 out of 2,238Before him are Elizabeth of Hungary, Pope Callixtus III, Ānanda, Pope Clement IX, Mani, and Pope Urban III. After him are Pope Marcellus II, Pope Honorius III, Jacques de Molay, Pope Clement VI, Rita of Cascia, and Pope Clement X.

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Among people born in 750, Pope Leo III ranks 1After him are Leo IV the Khazar, William of Gellone, Benedict of Aniane, Muhammad al-Shaybani, Bermudo I of Asturias, Theodulf of Orléans, Pietro Tradonico, Cynewulf of Wessex, Domenico Monegario, Teodato Ipato, and Giovanni I Participazio. Among people deceased in 816, Pope Leo III ranks 1After him are Fatimah bint Musa and Li He.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo III ranks 214 out of 4,668Before him are Otho (32), Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), Sergio Leone (1929), Farinelli (1705), and Pope Urban III (1200). After him are Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Honorius III (1148), Messalina (17), and Rita of Cascia (1381).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo III ranks 75Before him are Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Pope Clement XIII (1693), Pope Clement IX (1600), and Pope Urban III (1200). After him are Pope Marcellus II (1501), Pope Honorius III (1148), Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Boniface V (575), and Pope Celestine V (1215).