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Pope Marcellinus

250 - 304

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Pope Marcellinus was the bishop of Rome from 30 June 296 to his death in 304. A historical accusation was levelled at him by some sources to the effect that he might have renounced Christianity during Emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians before repenting afterwards, which would explain why he is omitted from lists of martyrs. The accusation is rejected, among others, by Augustine of Hippo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Marcellinus has received more than 228,849 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Marcellinus is the 557th most popular religious figure (down from 468th in 2019), the 678th most popular biography from Italy (down from 576th in 2019) and the 235th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Marcellinus was most famous for being the first pope to be martyred. He was killed during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian.

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Among religious figures, Pope Marcellinus ranks 557 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Benedict V, Pope Agapetus I, Paul the Deacon, Ibn Hisham, Anne Catherine Emmerich, and Rabanus Maurus. After him are Clotilde, John of Capistrano, Justin Martyr, Pope Victor II, Saint Walpurga, and Pope Boniface II.

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Among people born in 250, Pope Marcellinus ranks 10Before him are Saint Maurice, Lactantius, Saint Florian, Pope Miltiades, Pope Caius, and Pope Alexander I of Alexandria. After him are Carinus, Pope Eusebius, Hormizd I, Postumus, Heliodorus of Emesa, and Bahram I. Among people deceased in 304, Pope Marcellinus ranks 7Before him are Saint Lucy, Philomena, Anastasia of Sirmium, Vincent of Saragossa, Saint Florian, and Christina of Bolsena. After him are Pancras of Rome, Eulalia of Mérida, Euphemia, Juliana of Nicomedia, Saint Afra, and Emerentiana.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Marcellinus ranks 678 out of 4,668Before him are Fra Bartolomeo (1472), Benozzo Gozzoli (1420), Teia (550), Aulus Gellius (123), Richard Rogers (1933), and Gregorio Allegri (1582). After him are Margherita of Savoy (1851), Marcus Furius Camillus (-446), Britannicus (41), William II of Sicily (1153), John of Capistrano (1386), and Virna Lisi (1936).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Marcellinus ranks 235Before him are Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Donus (610), Pope Benedict V (930), Pope Agapetus I (490), and Paul the Deacon (720). After him are John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Pope Eusebius (250), and Pope Vigilius (500).