Pope Sergius II

800 - 847

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Pope Sergius II (Latin: Sergius II; died 27 January 847) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from January 844 to his death in 847. Sergius II's pontificate saw the Arab raid against Rome as well as the city's redevelopment. Born to a noble family, Sergius was educated in the schola cantorum and ordained cardinal-priest of the Church of Sts. Martin and Sylvester by Pope Paschal I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Sergius II has received more than 188,812 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Sergius II is the 329th most popular religious figure (up from 553rd in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from Italy (up from 654th in 2019) and the 147th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Sergius II was most famous for being the pope who excommunicated Emperor Louis II.

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Among religious figures, Pope Sergius II ranks 329 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Sixtus I, Muhammad al-Mahdi, Pope Gregory IV, Pope Victor III, Abd Allah ibn Abbas, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. After him are Pope Anastasius III, Pope Julius I, Pope Celestine IV, Antipope John XXIII, Vitus, and Pope Sixtus III.

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Among people born in 800, Pope Sergius II ranks 4Before him are Björn Ironside, Pope Adrian III, and Pope Nicholas I. After him are Pope Boniface VI, Ecgberht, King of Wessex, Ælla of Northumbria, Fatima al-Fihri, Thomas the Slav, Al-Muqanna, Offa of Mercia, and Pribina. Among people deceased in 847, Pope Sergius II ranks 1After him are Al-Wathiq, Methodios I of Constantinople, and Yahya ibn Ma'in.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Sergius II ranks 368 out of 5,161Before him are Claudio Abbado (1933), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Antonio Canova (1757), Pope Gregory IV (790), Pope Victor III (1027), and Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718). After him are Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Julius I (300), Gordian III (225), Pope Celestine IV (1200), and Guido Reni (1575).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Sergius II ranks 147Before him are Pope Nicholas I (800), Pope Innocent I (378), Pope Alexander IV (1200), Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Gregory IV (790), and Pope Victor III (1027). After him are Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Julius I (300), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Vitus (290), and Pope Sixtus III (390).