Pope Miltiades

250 - 314

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Pope Miltiades (Greek: Μιλτιάδης, Miltiádēs), also known as Melchiades the African (Μελχιάδης ὁ Ἀφρικανός Melkhiádēs ho Aphrikanós), was the bishop of Rome from 311 to his death on 10 or 11 January 314. It was during his pontificate that Emperor Constantine the Great issued the Edict of Milan (313), giving Christianity legal status within the Roman Empire. The pope also received the palace of Empress Fausta where the Lateran Palace, the papal seat and residence of the papal administration, would be built. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Miltiades has received more than 257,422 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Miltiades is the 456th most popular religious figure (down from 432nd in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from Italy (down from 12th in 2019) and the 205th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Miltiades was most famous for being the first pope to be martyred.

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Among religious figures, Pope Miltiades ranks 456 out of 2,272. Before him are Hugues de Payens, Denis, Pope Sisinnius, Rabbi Akiva, Ahmed Yassin, and Eric IX of Sweden. After him are Rashi, Genevieve, Antipope Clement VII, Micah, John Wesley, and Rose of Lima.

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Among people born in 250, Pope Miltiades ranks 7Before him are Helena, Galerius, Constantius Chlorus, Saint Florian, Pope Caius, and Lactantius. After him are Saint Maurice, Pope Marcellinus, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Eusebius, Carinus, and Postumus. Among people deceased in 314, Pope Miltiades ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Miltiades ranks 560 out of 4,088. Before him are Giulio Romano (1499), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Hippasus (-600), Denis (210), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), and Luca Signorelli (1450). After him are Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Frank Capra (1897), Statius (40), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), and Charles Ponzi (1882).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Miltiades ranks 205Before him are Pope Soter (120), Pope Stephen III (720), Pope Marinus I (830), Pope John XVII (950), Pope Adrian III (800), and Denis (210). After him are Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Marcellinus (250), Pope Benedict VII (910), Pope Anastasius II (450), Pope Agapetus I (490), and Saint Rosalia (1130).