Pope Leo XII

1760 - 1829

Photo of Pope Leo XII

Icon of person Pope Leo XII

Pope Leo XII (2 August 1760 – 10 February 1829), born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiorre Girolamo Nicola della Genga (pronunciation ), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 28 September 1823 to his death in 1829.Leo XII was in ill health from the time of his election to the papacy to his death less than 6 years later, although he was noted for enduring pain well. He was a deeply conservative ruler, who enforced many controversial laws, including one forbidding Jews to own property. Papal finances were also poor, even though he reduced taxes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Leo XII has received more than 261,703 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Leo XII is the 124th most popular religious figure (down from 109th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 126th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Leo XII is most famous for his encyclical Quod Apostolici Muneris, in which he condemned socialism and communism.

Memorability Metrics

  • 260k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 81.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Pope Leo XIIS by language


Among religious figures, Pope Leo XII ranks 124 out of 2,272Before him are Job, Pope Pius VIII, Saint Christopher, Agatha of Sicily, Hassan-i Sabbah, and Pope John XXII. After him are Anselm of Canterbury, Pope Gregory IX, Pope Clement VIII, Pope Benedict XIV, Bridget of Sweden, and Barnabas.

Most Popular Religious Figures in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1760, Pope Leo XII ranks 2Before him is Hokusai. After him are Henri de Saint-Simon, Jiaqing Emperor, Luigi Cherubini, François-Noël Babeuf, Camille Desmoulins, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, and Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1829, Pope Leo XII ranks 2Before him is Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. After him are Niels Henrik Abel, Humphry Davy, John Jay, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, Paul Barras, Thomas Young, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Alexander Griboyedov, and François-Joseph Gossec.

Others Born in 1760

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1829

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Leo XII ranks 152 out of 4,088Before him are Boethius (480), Paolo Veronese (1528), Agatha of Sicily (235), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Carlo Collodi (1826), and Gaetano Donizetti (1797). After him are Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Leo XII ranks 39Before him are Clare of Assisi (1193), Pope Sylvester I (300), Catherine of Siena (1347), Pope Pius VI (1717), Pope Pius VIII (1761), and Agatha of Sicily (235). After him are Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Paul V (1552), and Pope Leo I (390).