Pope Paul VI

1897 - 1978

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI (Latin: Paulus VI; Italian: Paolo VI; born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanːi baˈtːista enˈriːko anˈtɔːnjo maˈriːa monˈtiːni]; 26 September 1897 – 6 August 1978) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978. Succeeding John XXIII, he continued the Second Vatican Council, which he closed in 1965, implementing its numerous reforms, and fostered improved ecumenical relations with Eastern Orthodox and Protestant churches, which resulted in many historic meetings and agreements.Montini served in the Holy See's Secretariat of State from 1922 to 1954. While in the Secretariat of State, Montini and Domenico Tardini were considered to be the closest and most influential advisors of Pope Pius XII. In 1954, Pius named Montini Archbishop of Milan, the largest Italian diocese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Paul VI has received more than 2,636,651 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Paul VI ranks 34 out of 2,001Before him are James, son of Zebedee, Abu Bakr, John the Apostle, Anthony of Padua, Pope John XXIII, and Pope Benedict XVI. After him are Pope John Paul I, Pope Pius XII, Jonah, 14th Dalai Lama, Ignatius of Loyola, and Bartholomew the Apostle.

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Among people born in 1897, Pope Paul VI ranks 1After him are Joseph Goebbels, Irène Joliot-Curie, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, Subhas Chandra Bose, Lucky Luciano, Ivan Konev, Ludwig Erhard, and Georges Bataille. Among people deceased in 1978, Pope Paul VI ranks 1After him are Pope John Paul I, Golda Meir, Aram Khachaturian, Kurt Gödel, Aldo Moro, Jacques Brel, Adolf Dassler, Giorgio de Chirico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Manne Siegbahn, and Ramón Mercader.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Paul VI ranks 43 out of 3,282Before him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Tiberius (-42), Pope John XXIII (1881), Florence Nightingale (1820), and Giacomo Casanova (1725). After him are Pope John Paul I (1912), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Pope Pius XII (1876), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Maria Montessori (1870), and Fibonacci (1170).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Paul VI ranks 3Before him are Francis of Assisi (1182) and Pope John XXIII (1881). After him are Pope John Paul I (1912), Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Gregory I (540), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Pope Pius IX (1792).

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