Pope Pius IX

1792 - 1878

Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX (Italian: Pio IX; born Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti; 13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878) was head of the Catholic Church from 16 June 1846 to his death on 7 February 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope, serving for over 31 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius IX has received more than 1,199,104 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 53rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pius IX ranks 55 out of 2,001Before him are Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Pius XI, Jerome, and Isaiah. After him are Joshua, Saint Anne, Anthony the Great, Hildegard of Bingen, Samuel, and Saint Lucy.

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Among people born in 1792, Pope Pius IX ranks 1After him are Gioachino Rossini, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Nikolai Lobachevsky, John Herschel, William II of the Netherlands, Karl Ernst von Baer, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Alexander Ypsilantis, Johan August Arfwedson, and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Among people deceased in 1878, Pope Pius IX ranks 1After him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Claude Bernard, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Joseph Henry, Julius von Mayer, Charles-François Daubigny, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, George V of Hanover, Antoine César Becquerel, and Ernst Heinrich Weber.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius IX ranks 68 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Parmenides (-501), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Vitruvius (-75). After him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Sophia Loren (1934), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Antonio Stradivari (1644), and Ötzi (-3345).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius IX ranks 12Before him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Gregory I (540), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Pope Pius XI (1857). After him are Saint Lucy (283), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Pius X (1835), and Pope Leo XIII (1810).

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