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Pope Nicholas I

800 - 867

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Pope Nicholas I (Latin: Nicolaus I; c. 800 – 13 November 867), called Nicholas the Great, was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 24 April 858 until his death. He is remembered as a consolidator of papal authority, exerting decisive influence on the historical development of the papacy and its position among the Christian nations of Western Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Nicholas I has received more than 283,890 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Nicholas I is the 245th most popular religious figure (up from 266th in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from Italy (up from 322nd in 2019) and the 108th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Nicholas I is most famous for his role in the christianization of the Slavs.

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Among religious figures, Pope Nicholas I ranks 245 out of 2,238Before him are Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Amos, Pope Adrian II, Ezra, and Irenaeus. After him are Joseph of Arimathea, Zechariah, Pope Callixtus II, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope Alexander III, and Abd al-Muttalib.

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Among people born in 800, Pope Nicholas I ranks 2Before him is Björn Ironside. After him are Ecgberht, King of Wessex, Pope Adrian III, Ælla of Northumbria, Pope Boniface VI, Pope Sergius II, Fatima al-Fihri, Offa of Mercia, Thomas the Slav, Jayavarman II, and Horik I. Among people deceased in 867, Pope Nicholas I ranks 1After him are Michael III, Ælla of Northumbria, Theodora, George Hamartolos, and Galindo Aznárez I.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Nicholas I ranks 291 out of 4,668Before him are Giambattista Vico (1668), Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Bonaventure (1221), Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), and Luigi Pirandello (1867). After him are Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), Pope Alexander III (1100), Monica Vitti (1931), and Aldo Moro (1916).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Nicholas I ranks 108Before him are Pope John VIII (820), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), and Pope Adrian II (792). After him are Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Gelasius I (410), Pope Liberius (310), Pope Eugene II (780), Pope John XII (937), and Pope Paschal I (775).