Pope Martin I

590 - 655

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Pope Martin I (Latin: Martinus I; between 590 and 600 – 16 September 655), also known as Martin the Confessor, was the bishop of Rome from 21 July 649 to his death 16 September 655. He served as Pope Theodore I's ambassador to Constantinople and was elected to succeed him as pope. He was the only pope during the Eastern Roman domination of the papacy whose election was not approved by an imperial mandate from Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Martin I has received more than 294,710 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Martin I is the 327th most popular religious figure (up from 346th in 2019), the 395th most popular biography from Italy (up from 410th in 2019) and the 150th most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Martin I was most famous for being the first pope to be martyred. He was killed in the year 867 by supporters of the Emperor Louis II.

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Among religious figures, Pope Martin I ranks 327 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Zachary, Pope Stephen IV, Pope Adrian V, Pope Callixtus I, Pope Leo IV, and Ubba. After him are Sabbatai Zevi, Pope Nicholas IV, Pope Damasus II, Ephrem the Syrian, James, son of Alphaeus, and Barabbas.

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Among people born in 590, Pope Martin I ranks 1After him are Harsha, Kavad II, Boran, Aqil ibn Abi Talib, and Eanfrith of Bernicia. Among people deceased in 655, Pope Martin I ranks 1After him is Penda of Mercia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Martin I ranks 395 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Stephen IV (770), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), and Poppaea Sabina (30). After him are Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Alberto Moravia (1907), Carlo Ponti (1912), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Toto Cutugno (1943), and Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Martin I ranks 150Before him are Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), and Pope Leo IV (790). After him are Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Philip Neri (1515), Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Benedict I (525), Pope Eutychian (300), and Pope Adeodatus II (610).