Pope Pelagius I

505 - 561

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Pope Pelagius I (died 4 March 561) was the bishop of Rome from 556 to his death. A former apocrisiarius to Constantinople, Pelagius I was elected pope as the candidate of Emperor Justinian I, a designation not well received in the Western Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pelagius I has received more than 112,613 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Pelagius I is the 235th most popular religious figure (up from 304th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Italy (up from 372nd in 2019) and the 101st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Pelagius I was the pope from 579-590 AD. He is most famous for the Pelagian Controversy. The Pelagian Controversy was a theological dispute about the nature of humanity and the process of salvation. The controversy was between Pelagius and Saint Augustine of Hippo.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pelagius I ranks 235 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Veronica, Pope Felix I, Ubba, Pope Benedict XIII, Amos, and Pope Dionysius. After him are Pope Callixtus II, Philip Neri, Pope John XII, Pope Eugene III, Abdul Qadir Gilani, and Pope Urban IV.

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Among people born in 505, Pope Pelagius I ranks 2Before him is Belisarius. After him are Varāhamihira, Jacob Baradaeus, Germanus, and Hesychius of Miletus. Among people deceased in 561, Pope Pelagius I ranks 1After him is Chlothar I.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pelagius I ranks 278 out of 4,088Before him are Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Pope Felix I (300), Catiline (-109), Antonio Meucci (1808), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649). After him are Nino Rota (1911), Philip Neri (1515), Pope John XII (937), Pope Eugene III (1080), Filippo Lippi (1406), and Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pelagius I ranks 101Before him are Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Felix I (300), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649). After him are Philip Neri (1515), Pope John XII (937), Pope Eugene III (1080), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Innocent I (378), and Vitus (290).