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Pope Linus ( (listen), Greek: Λῖνος, Linos; died c. AD 76) was the bishop of Rome from c. AD 67 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Linus has received more than 1,005,798 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Pope Linus is the 209th most popular religious figure (up from 235th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Italy (up from 279th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Linus is most famous for being the second pope.

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Among religious figures, Pope Linus ranks 209 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Celestine V, Saint Pantaleon, Elizabeth of Hungary, Jacques de Molay, Saint Matthias, and Pope Sixtus IV. After him are Pope Lucius I, Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Tomás de Torquemada, Caiaphas, Irenaeus, and Rabia of Basra.

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Among people born in 1, Pope Linus ranks 7Before him are James, son of Zebedee, Thomas the Apostle, Saint Stephen, Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, and Saint Matthias. After him are Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, Silas, and Onesimus. Among people deceased in 79, Pope Linus ranks 3Before him are Vespasian and Pliny the Elder. After him is Aulus Caecina Alienus.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Linus ranks 250 out of 4,088Before him are Luca Pacioli (1445), Pope Celestine V (1215), Paolo Uccello (1475), Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), and Michelangelo Antonioni (1912). After him are Pope Lucius I (200), Cimabue (1240), Ludovico Sforza (1452), Giambattista Vico (1668), Pope Innocent VII (1339), and Marsilio Ficino (1433).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Linus ranks 87Before him are Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope John VIII (820), Pope Celestine III (1106), Pope Celestine V (1215), and Pope Sixtus IV (1414). After him are Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Fabian (200), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Benedict IX (1012), and Pope Adrian I (700).