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Pope Leo VIII

900 - 965

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Pope Leo VIII (c. 915 – 1 March 965) was a Roman prelate who claimed the Holy See from 963 until 964 in opposition to John XII and Benedict V and again from 23 June 964 to his death. Today he is considered by the Catholic Church to have been an antipope during the first period and the legitimate Pope of Rome during the second. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo VIII has received more than 273,441 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pope Leo VIII is the 812th most popular religious figure (down from 648th in 2019), the 1,160th most popular biography from Italy (down from 861st in 2019) and the 283rd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Leo VIII is most famous for his 1864 papal bull, "Quanta Cura" which condemned liberalism, socialism, and communism.

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Among religious figures, Pope Leo VIII ranks 812 out of 2,238Before him are Gerard of Csanád, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Giuseppe Bertello, Abdullah ibn Salam, Isidore the Laborer, and Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti. After him are Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, Athanasius the Athonite, Saint Silvia, Diego de Landa, Antipas of Pergamum, and Barbara Blomberg.

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Among people born in 900, Pope Leo VIII ranks 15Before him are Pope Agapetus II, Pope Stephen VIII, Pope Leo VII, Robert the Strong, Berengar II of Italy, and Guy III of Spoleto. After him are Banū Mūsā, Zoe Karbonopsina, Theodora, Hermann Billung, Fajsz, and George Hamartolos. Among people deceased in 965, Pope Leo VIII ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict V. After him are Al-Mutanabbi, Bruno the Great, Hedwig of Saxony, Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, Gero, Ibn Hibban, Otto, Duke of Burgundy, and Joseph Bringas.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo VIII ranks 1,160 out of 4,668Before him are Julia Drusilla (39), Veronica Franco (1546), Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Niccolò Jommelli (1714), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), and Franco Corelli (1921). After him are Leonardo Vinci (1690), Taddeo Gaddi (1290), Saint Silvia (515), Palma Vecchio (1480), Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus (-265), and Rafael Bombelli (1526).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo VIII ranks 283Before him are Saint Maurus (512), Romano Guardini (1885), Eugenia of Rome (180), Gerard of Csanád (980), Giuseppe Bertello (1942), and Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774). After him are Saint Silvia (515), Peter Chrysologus (380), Antipope Honorius II (1010), Antipope Felix II (300), Saint Sabina (100), and Blessed Gerard (1047).