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Pope Nicholas II

990 - 1061

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Pope Nicholas II (Latin: Nicholaus II; c. 990/995 – 27 July 1061), otherwise known as Gerard of Burgundy, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 24 January 1059 until his death in 27 July 1061. At the time of his election, he was bishop of Florence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Nicholas II has received more than 229,365 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Nicholas II is the 510th most popular religious figure (down from 499th in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from France (down from 588th in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Nicholas II is most famous for being the pope who was overthrown and murdered in the Russian Revolution.

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Among religious figures, Pope Nicholas II ranks 510 out of 2,238Before him are Father Damien, Ibn Hazm, Pope Victor I, Abdullah ibn Umar, Charles de Foucauld, and Mary of Egypt. After him are Pope John II, Annas, Saint Boniface, Pope Stephen VII, Alphonsus Liguori, and Simeon.

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Among people born in 990, Pope Nicholas II ranks 4Before him are Lady Godiva, Tughril, and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Sancho III of Pamplona, Bi Sheng, Mieszko II Lambert, Gisela of Swabia, Samuel Aba, Jovan Vladimir, Stefan Vojislav, and Hilarion of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1061, Pope Nicholas II ranks 1After him are Humbert of Silva Candida, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia, Presian, Floris I, Count of Holland, and Ali ibn Ridwan.

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Among people born in France, Pope Nicholas II ranks 591 out of 6,011Before him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Maurice Jarre (1924), Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), and Thomas Bangalter (1). After him are Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), and Lucien Febvre (1878).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Nicholas II ranks 34Before him are John Vianney (1786), Rashi (1040), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Ansgar (801), Peter the Hermit (1050), and Charles de Foucauld (1858). After him are Peter Waldo (1140), Clotilde (475), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Louis de Montfort (1673), Catherine Labouré (1806), and Jean Meslier (1664).