Pope Leo V

870 - 905

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Pope Leo V was the bishop of Rome and nominal ruler of the Papal States from July 903 to his death in February 904. He was pope during the period known as the Saeculum obscurum, when popes wielded little temporal authority. Leo V was born at a place called Priapi, near Ardea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo V has received more than 138,560 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Leo V is the 631st most popular religious figure (down from 585th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from Italy (down from 752nd in 2019) and the 257th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Leo V is most famous for being the pope who was killed by his successor, Pope John VIII.

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Among religious figures, Pope Leo V ranks 631 out of 2,272Before him are Junayd of Baghdad, Julia of Corsica, Anna the Prophetess, John of God, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, and Macarius of Egypt. After him are Pope Adrian IV, Ali al-Hadi, Truganini, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Angelo Sodano, and Adalbert of Prague.

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Among people born in 870, Pope Leo V ranks 3Before him are Romanos I Lekapenos and Alexander. After him are Zwentibold, Lestek, Fulk I, Count of Anjou, and Ebalus, Duke of Aquitaine. Among people deceased in 905, Pope Leo V ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo V ranks 807 out of 4,088Before him are Piero di Cosimo (1462), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Carlo Crivelli (1430), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Giacomo Balla (1871), and Guercino (1591). After him are Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Silvio Piola (1913), Lino Ventura (1919), Gianni Rivera (1943), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), and Francesco Landini (1325).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo V ranks 257Before him are Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Benedict IV (860), Pope Stephen VII (850), Pope Alexander II (1010), Giulia Farnese (1474), and Tarcisio Bertone (1934). After him are Angelo Sodano (1927), Romuald (951), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Leo VIII (900), Saint Cajetan (1480), and Frances of Rome (1384).