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 1914. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, 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 1,465,280 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Pope Pius X is the 81st most popular religious figure (up from 82nd in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 99th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Religious Figure.

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

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Among religious figures, Pope Pius X ranks 81 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Leo X, Girolamo Savonarola, Ezekiel, Mark the Evangelist, Romulus Augustulus, and Isaiah. After him are Hasan ibn Ali, Philip the Apostle, Pope Benedict XV, Jude the Apostle, Saint Anne, and Pope Paul III.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius X ranks 93 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), Bud Spencer (1929), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Tintoretto (1518). After him are Enrico Fermi (1901), Domitian (51), Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Pliny the Elder (23), Pope Benedict XV (1854), and Pope Paul III (1468).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius X ranks 19Before him are Pope Julius II (1443), Pope Gregory VII (1020), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope Leo X (1475), and Girolamo Savonarola (1452). After him are Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Paul III (1468), Pope Leo XIII (1810), Pope Innocent III (1160), Agatha of Sicily (235), and Pope Pius V (1504).