Pope Pius VII

1742 - 1823

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Pope Pius VII (Italian: Pio VII; born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti; 14 August 1742 – 20 August 1823) was head of the Catholic Church from 14 March 1800 to his death in August 1823. He ruled the Papal States from June 1800 to 17 May 1809 and again from 1814 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius VII has received more than 880,216 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Pope Pius VII is the 141st most popular religious figure (down from 126th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 140th in 2019) and the 45th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Pius VII is most famous for restoring the Catholic Church after the French Revolution.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pius VII ranks 141 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Pius VI, Pope Clement V, Pope Leo XI, Anselm of Canterbury, Pope Clement I, and Moses in Islam. After him are Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Mani, Pope Lucius I, Pope Innocent VIII, and Pope John XXII.

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Among people born in 1742, Pope Pius VII ranks 1After him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Yemelyan Pugachev, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Nicolas Leblanc, Dositej Obradović, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, François Laurent d'Arlandes, and Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart. Among people deceased in 1823, Pope Pius VII ranks 3Before him are David Ricardo, and Edward Jenner. After him are Louis-Nicolas Davout, Lazare Carnot, Jacques Charles, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Edmund Cartwright, and Abraham-Louis Breguet.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius VII ranks 163 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Leo XI (1535), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Clement I (40), Gaius Marius (-157), Fra Angelico (1400), and Sergio Mattarella (1941). After him are Pope Paul V (1552), Carlo Collodi (1826), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Sylvester III (1000), and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius VII ranks 45Before him are Pope Formosus (816), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Pius VI (1717), Pope Leo XI (1535), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), and Pope Clement I (40). After him are Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Sylvester III (1000), Pope Gregory XV (1554), and Pope Leo XII (1760).