Pope Pius VII

1742 - 1823

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Pope Pius VII (14 August 1742 – 20 August 1823), born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823. Chiaramonti was also a monk of the Order of Saint Benedict in addition to being a well-known theologian and bishop. Chiaramonti was made Bishop of Tivoli in 1782, and resigned that position upon his appointment as Bishop of Imola in 1785. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius VII has received more than 556,046 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Pope Pius VII is the 101st most popular religious figure (down from 79th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Italy (down from 98th in 2019) and the 27th 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 101 out of 2,272Before him are Hasan ibn Ali, Elisha, Methuselah, Pope Pius II, Teresa of Ávila, and Pope Pius III. After him are Saint Dominic, Pope Clement V, Saint Lawrence, Esther, Pope Gregory XVI, and Saint Sebastian.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius VII ranks 119 out of 4,088Before him are Antonio Gramsci (1891), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Pius II (1405), Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435). After him are Fra Angelico (1400), Andrea Palladio (1508), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Pompey (-106), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), and Cesare Borgia (1475).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius VII ranks 27Before him are Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Saint Lucy (283), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), Pope Pius II (1405), and Pope Pius III (1439). After him are Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Pope Clement I (40), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Urban VII (1521), Pope Pius V (1504), and Clare of Assisi (1193).