Pope Leo IX

1002 - 1054

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Pope Leo IX (21 June 1002 – 19 April 1054), born Bruno of Egisheim-Dagsburg, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 12 February 1049 to his death in 1054. Leo IX is widely considered the most historically significant German pope of the Middle Ages; he was instrumental in the precipitation of the Great Schism of 1054, considered the turning point in which the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches formally separated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo IX has received more than 339,472 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pope Leo IX is the 42nd most popular nobleman (down from 36th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from France (down from 224th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Nobleman.

Pope Leo IX is most famous for being the first pope to wear the papal tiara in a coronation ceremony. He also called the first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, where he condemned simony.

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Among noblemen, Pope Leo IX ranks 42 out of 843Before him are Ramesses III, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henry IV of England, Otto von Habsburg, Ludovico Sforza, and Naruhito. After him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, Şehzade Mehmed, Herodias, and Philippe II, Duke of Orléans.

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Among people born in 1002, Pope Leo IX ranks 1After him are Nikephoros III Botaneiates and Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi. Among people deceased in 1054, Pope Leo IX ranks 1After him are Yaroslav the Wise, Atiśa, Hermann of Reichenau, and García Sánchez III of Pamplona.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pope Leo IX ranks 241 out of 5,234Before him are Philip V of France (1293), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Henri Charrière (1906), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732). After him are Madame du Barry (1743), Berthe Morisot (1841), Philip I of France (1052), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), and Charlotte Corday (1768).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Pope Leo IX ranks 6Before him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), William the Conqueror (1028), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), and Margaret of Valois (1553). After him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Charles, Count of Valois (1270).