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Pope Romanus

850 - 897

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Pope Romanus (fl. 867–897) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from August to November 897. His short reign occurred during a period of partisan strife in the Catholic Church, amid the violence and disorder in central Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Romanus has received more than 164,332 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pope Romanus is the 599th most popular religious figure (down from 546th in 2019), the 750th most popular biography from Italy (down from 677th in 2019) and the 248th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Romanus is most famous for being the pope who commissioned the first known map of the world.

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Among religious figures, Pope Romanus ranks 599 out of 2,238Before him are Jacobus da Varagine, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Severinus, Pope Leo VI, William Laud, and Nichiren. After him are Pope Theodore I, Theophanes the Confessor, Tarcisius, Ananias of Damascus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, and Pope Stephen V.

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Among people born in 850, Pope Romanus ranks 10Before him are Pope John IX, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Berengar I of Italy, Ingólfr Arnarson, Pope Stephen VII, and Pope Stephen VI. After him are Pope Stephen V, Istakhri, Linji Yixuan, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Emperor Seiwa, and Vladimir of Bulgaria. Among people deceased in 897, Pope Romanus ranks 3Before him are Pope Theodore II and Pope Stephen VI. After him are Wilfred the Hairy, Jinseong of Silla, Buhturi, and Braslav, Duke of Lower Pannonia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Romanus ranks 750 out of 4,668Before him are Andrea Pozzo (1642), Julius Evola (1898), Pope Severinus (600), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Pope Leo VI (914), and Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442). After him are Giacomo della Porta (1533), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), and Tarcisius (263).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Romanus ranks 248Before him are Pope Alexander II (1010), Pope Theodore II (840), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), and Pope Leo VI (914). After him are Tarcisius (263), Pope Stephen V (850), Alexius of Rome (400), Scholastica (480), Pope Leo V (870), and Peter Lombard (1096).