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Pope Nicholas V

1397 - 1455

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Pope Nicholas V (Latin: Nicholaus V; Italian: Niccolò V; 13 November 1397 – 24 March 1455), born Tommaso Parentucelli, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 6 March 1447 until his death in March 1455. Pope Eugene made him a cardinal in 1446 after successful trips to Italy and Germany, and when Eugene died the next year Parentucelli was elected in his place. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Nicholas V has received more than 415,321 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Nicholas V is the 163rd most popular religious figure (down from 148th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Italy (down from 187th in 2019) and the 65th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Nicholas V is most famous for his papal bull "Dum Diversas" which granted Portugal the right to conquer and colonize the lands of Africa.

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Among religious figures, Pope Nicholas V ranks 163 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Innocent XI, Pope Innocent XIII, Pope Innocent VIII, Pope Innocent XII, Pope John XXII, and Pope Innocent X. After him are Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, Pope Urban V, Pope Alexander VII, Pope Gregory XIV, Saint Cecilia, and Rachel.

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Among people born in 1397, Pope Nicholas V ranks 2Before him is Sejong the Great. After him are Albert II of Germany, Guillaume Du Fay, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Hacı I Giray, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Jahan Shah, Chimalpopoca, Francesco Squarcione, Baysunghur, and Tlacaelel. Among people deceased in 1455, Pope Nicholas V ranks 1After him are Fra Angelico, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Pisanello, Isabel of Coimbra, Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, and Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Nicholas V ranks 191 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), and Pope Innocent X (1574). After him are Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), and Arcangelo Corelli (1653).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Nicholas V ranks 65Before him are Pope Leo I (390), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Innocent XIII (1655), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Innocent XII (1615), and Pope Innocent X (1574). After him are Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), Saint Cecilia (200), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), and Pope Boniface IX (1350).