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Pope Marcellus I

255 - 309

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Pope Marcellus I (6 January 255 – 16 January 309) was the bishop of Rome from May or June 308 to his death. He succeeded Marcellinus after a considerable interval. Under Maxentius, he was banished from Rome in 309, on account of the tumult caused by the severity of the penances he had imposed on Christians who had lapsed under the recent persecution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Marcellus I has received more than 199,773 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Marcellus I is the 346th most popular religious figure (up from 377th in 2019), the 421st most popular biography from Italy (up from 450th in 2019) and the 159th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Marcellus I is most famous for being the first pope to die in office.

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Among religious figures, Pope Marcellus I ranks 346 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Innocent V, Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Clement III, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Pope Nicholas III, and Kane Tanaka. After him are Pope Benedict III, Pope Sergius IV, Pope Marinus II, Pope Celestine IV, Geli Raubal, and Pope Honorius I.

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Among people born in 255, Pope Marcellus I ranks 1After him are Tiridates III of Armenia, Arnobius, and Dorotheus of Tyre. Among people deceased in 309, Pope Marcellus I ranks 1After him are Saint Menas, Hormizd II, Pamphilus of Caesarea, Valerius Romulus, Domitius Alexander, and Adur Narseh.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Marcellus I ranks 421 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Clement III (1130), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Dino Zoff (1942), Tinto Brass (1933), and Philolaus (-470). After him are Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Clara Petacci (1912), Hippasus (-600), Pope Benedict III (810), Pope Sergius IV (970), and Pope Marinus II (932).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Marcellus I ranks 159Before him are Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Benedict I (525), Pope Eutychian (300), Pope Adeodatus II (610), Pope Clement III (1130), and Pope Nicholas III (1215). After him are Pope Benedict III (810), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope Marinus II (932), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Pope Honorius I (585), and Pope Symmachus (460).