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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 immediately before 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 187,441 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Leo V is the 621st most popular religious figure (up from 630th in 2019), the 781st most popular biography from Italy (up from 807th in 2019) and the 253rd 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 621 out of 2,238Before him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Célestin Freinet, Dōgen, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Pancras of Rome, and Hans Küng. After him are Mahavatar Babaji, Eli, Victor of Aveyron, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Columbanus, and Holofernes.

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Among people born in 870, Pope Leo V ranks 2Before him is Romanos I Lekapenos. After him are Alexander, Zwentibold, Lestek, Fulk I, Count of Anjou, Ebalus, Duke of Aquitaine, and Petar of Serbia. Among people deceased in 905, Pope Leo V ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo V ranks 781 out of 4,668Before him are Aldo Rossi (1931), Giacomo Balla (1871), Lodovico Ferrari (1522), Vitiges (475), Francesco Cavalli (1602), and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749). After him are Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), Peter, King of Hungary (1011), and Italo Balbo (1896).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo V ranks 253Before him are Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Romanus (850), Tarcisius (263), Pope Stephen V (850), Alexius of Rome (400), and Scholastica (480). After him are Peter Lombard (1096), Giulia Farnese (1474), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Angelo Sodano (1927), Silas (1), and Antipope Ursicinus (400).