Pope Pius XI

1857 - 1939

Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI (Italian: Pio XI), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti (Italian: [amˈbrɔ:dʒo daˈmja:no aˈkille ˈratti]; 31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), was head of the Catholic Church from 6 February 1922 to his death in 1939. He was the first sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state on 11 February 1929. He took as his papal motto, "Pax Christi in Regno Christi," translated "The Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." Pius XI issued numerous encyclicals, including Quadragesimo anno on the 40th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's groundbreaking social encyclical Rerum novarum, highlighting the capitalistic greed of international finance, the dangers of socialism/communism, and social justice issues, and Quas primas, establishing the feast of Christ the King in response to anti-clericalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Pius XI has received more than 964,491 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 50th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Pius XI ranks 52 out of 2,001Before him are Benedict of Nursia, Pope Gregory I, Saint Valentine, Romulus Augustulus, Thomas the Apostle, and Pope Gregory XIII. After him are Jerome, Isaiah, Pope Pius IX, Joshua, Saint Anne, and Anthony the Great.

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Among people born in 1857, Pope Pius XI ranks 1After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Ferdinand de Saussure, Edward Elgar, Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Henrik Pontoppidan. Among people deceased in 1939, Pope Pius XI ranks 2Before him is Sigmund Freud. After him are Alphonse Mucha, Howard Carter, W. B. Yeats, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Anton Makarenko, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, and Karl Radek.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Pius XI ranks 63 out of 3,282Before him are Saint Valentine (226), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Tacitus (54), Federico Fellini (1920), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502). After him are Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Parmenides (-501), Brutus the Younger (-85), Vitruvius (-75), Pope Pius IX (1792), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Pius XI ranks 11Before him are Pope Pius XII (1876), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Pope Gregory I (540), Saint Valentine (226), and Pope Gregory XIII (1502). After him are Pope Pius IX (1792), Saint Lucy (283), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Julius II (1443), and Pope Pius X (1835).

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