Pope Pius X

1835 - 1914

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Pope Pius X (Italian: Pio X; born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto; 2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914) was head of the Catholic Church from 4 August 1903 to his death in August 1914. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, and for promoting liturgical reforms and scholastic theology. He initiated the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive and systemic work of its kind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius X has received more than 2,014,655 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Pope Pius X is the 94th most popular religious figure (down from 80th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Italy (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pius X was most famous for his encyclical "Pascendi Dominici Gregis" which warned of the dangers of modernism.

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Over the past year Pope Pius X has had the most page views in the with 267,408 views, followed by Italian (135,888), and Spanish (110,290). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malay (52.89%), Min Nan (37.78%), and Maltese (27.95%)


Among religious figures, Pope Pius X ranks 94 out of 3,187Before him are Ezekiel, Pope Pius III, Pope Gregory VII, Maimonides, Salome, and Bilal ibn Rabah. After him are Francis Xavier, Ambrose, Saint Lawrence, Pope Paul III, Philip the Apostle, and Teresa of Ávila.

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Among people born in 1835, Pope Pius X ranks 4Before him are Mark Twain, Leopold II of Belgium, and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesare Lombroso, Adolf von Baeyer, Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, Samuel Butler, Giovanni Schiaparelli, and Henryk Wieniawski. Among people deceased in 1914, Pope Pius X ranks 2Before him is Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. After him are Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Frédéric Mistral, Charles Sanders Peirce, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, George Westinghouse, Carol I of Romania, Georg Trakl, and Jean Jaurès.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius X ranks 107 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Tintoretto (1518), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Pliny the Elder (23), and Antoninus Pius (86). After him are Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Paul III (1468), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), and Pope Innocent III (1160).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius X ranks 25Before him are Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Pope Pius III (1439), and Pope Gregory VII (1020). After him are Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Innocent III (1160), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Agatha of Sicily (235), Pope Pius II (1405), and Pope Adrian II (792).