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Pope Pelagius II

520 - 590

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Pope Pelagius II (died 7 February 590) was the bishop of Rome from 26 November 579 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pelagius II has received more than 154,111 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Pelagius II is the 316th most popular religious figure (down from 271st in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Italy (down from 329th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Pelagius II is most famous for being the first pope to be canonized.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pelagius II ranks 316 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Alexander IV, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, Idris, Bahá'u'lláh, Pope Marinus I, and Marcion of Sinope. After him are Pope Anacletus, Abu Hurairah, Pope John XXI, Pope John I, Pope Zachary, and Pope Stephen IV.

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Among people born in 520, Pope Pelagius II ranks 1After him are Pope John III, Justin II, Tiberius II Constantine, Charibert I, Martin of Braga, Emperor Sushun, Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, and Paul the Silentiary. Among people deceased in 590, Pope Pelagius II ranks 1After him are Hormizd IV, Authari, Pyeongwon of Goguryeo, and Guaram I of Iberia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pelagius II ranks 381 out of 4,668Before him are Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Pope Marinus I (830), Cato the Younger (-95), Camillo Golgi (1843), Bronzino (1503), and Annibale Carracci (1560). After him are Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Pope Anacletus (1), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Charles I of Hungary (1288), Cesare Beccaria (1738), and Pope John I (470).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pelagius II ranks 142Before him are Pope Gregory VI (1000), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Matteo Ricci (1552), Pope Felix III (440), Pope Alexander IV (1200), and Pope Marinus I (830). After him are Pope Anacletus (1), Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), Pope Stephen IV (770), Pope Adrian V (1205), and Pope Callixtus I (180).