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Pope Marinus II

932 - 946

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Pope Marinus II (died May 946) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 30 October 942 to his death. He has also been mistakenly called Martinus III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Marinus II has received more than 112,437 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pope Marinus II is the 349th most popular religious figure (up from 478th in 2019), the 427th most popular biography from Italy (up from 587th in 2019) and the 162nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Marinus II is most famous for being the pope who excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV for his refusal to abide by the Church's decision to crown Holy Roman Emperor Henry III as king of Italy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Marinus II ranks 349 out of 2,238Before him are Thích Nhất Hạnh, Pope Nicholas III, Kane Tanaka, Pope Marcellus I, Pope Benedict III, and Pope Sergius IV. After him are Pope Celestine IV, Geli Raubal, Pope Honorius I, Pope Symmachus, Hosea, and Saint Monica.

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Among people born in 932, Pope Marinus II ranks 1After him are Miskawayh, Sancho I of León, Adalbert of Italy, Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, At-Ta'i, Dong Yuan, Abu Sulayman Sijistani, and Abu Firas al-Hamdani. Among people deceased in 946, Pope Marinus II ranks 1After him are Edmund I, Eadgyth, John of Rila, Al-Qa'im, Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, and Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Marinus II ranks 427 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Marcellus I (255), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Clara Petacci (1912), Hippasus (-600), Pope Benedict III (810), and Pope Sergius IV (970). After him are Pope Celestine IV (1200), Arturo Toscanini (1867), Gaius Maecenas (-68), Jacopo Peri (1561), Pope Honorius I (585), and Pope Symmachus (460).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Marinus II ranks 162Before him are Pope Adeodatus II (610), Pope Clement III (1130), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Pope Marcellus I (255), Pope Benedict III (810), and Pope Sergius IV (970). After him are Pope Celestine IV (1200), Pope Honorius I (585), Pope Symmachus (460), Pope Zosimus (400), Pope Hormisdas (450), and Pope Victor III (1027).