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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 410,464 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Miltiades is the 495th most popular religious figure (down from 455th in 2019), the 597th most popular biography from Italy (down from 560th in 2019) and the 219th 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 495 out of 2,238Before him are Ansgar, Pope Silverius, Ahmed Yassin, Korah, Peter the Hermit, and Pope Stephen I. After him are Pope Caius, Saint Eustace, Eric IX of Sweden, Jethro, Saint Marinus, and Pope Eleutherius.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Miltiades ranks 597 out of 4,668Before him are Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Statius (40), Pope Stephen I (200), and Damocles (null). After him are Aldus Manutius (1449), Roberto Baggio (1967), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Claudia Octavia (40), and Saint Eustace (10).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Miltiades ranks 219Before him are Pope Leo VII (900), Pope Pontian (200), Saint Rosalia (1130), Pope Soter (120), Pope Silverius (490), and Pope Stephen I (200). After him are Saint Eustace (10), Pope John II (470), Pope Stephen VII (850), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), and Angela Merici (1474).