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 during the second. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo VIII has received more than 191,079 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Leo VIII is the 649th most popular religious figure (down from 530th in 2019), the 861st most popular biography from Italy (down from 664th in 2019) and the 261st 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 649 out of 2,272Before him are Karekin II, Romuald, John of Capistrano, Obadiah, Athenagoras of Athens, and Nachman of Breslov. After him are Muadh ibn Jabal, Hannah, Eulalia of Mérida, Karmapa, Papias of Hierapolis, and Émile Benveniste.

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Among people born in 900, Pope Leo VIII ranks 14Before him are Pope Agapetus II, Pope Stephen VIII, Pope Leo VII, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Robert the Strong, and Berengar II of Italy. After him are Guy III of Spoleto, Zoe Karbonopsina, Ohthere of Hålogaland, Antipope Christopher, Banū Mūsā, and Theodora. Among people deceased in 965, Pope Leo VIII ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict V. After him are Al-Mutanabbi, Bruno the Great, Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, Hedwig of Saxony, Gero, Otto, Duke of Burgundy, and Joseph Bringas.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo VIII ranks 861 out of 4,088Before him are Cesare Pavese (1908), William I of Sicily (1126), Euhemerus (-330), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474), and Francesco Totti (1976). After him are François Gérard (1770), Tiberius Claudius Nero (-85), Orazio Gentileschi (1563), Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (1900), Bernardino of Siena (1380), and Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo VIII ranks 261Before him are Giulia Farnese (1474), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Pope Leo V (870), Angelo Sodano (1927), Romuald (951), and John of Capistrano (1386). After him are Saint Cajetan (1480), Frances of Rome (1384), Antipope Anacletus II (1090), Gemma Galgani (1878), Emma Morano (1899), and Antipope Boniface VII (1000).