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Pope Sergius III

860 - 911

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Pope Sergius III (c. 860 − 14 April 911) was the bishop of Rome and nominal ruler of the Papal States from 29 January 904 to his death. He was pope during a period of violence and disorder in central Italy, when warring aristocratic factions sought to use the material and military resources of the papacy. At the behest of Theophylact I of Tusculum, Sergius seized the papal throne from Antipope Christopher, who in turn had deposed Pope Leo V. Sergius' reign was subsequently marked by Theophylact's influence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Sergius III has received more than 417,842 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Pope Sergius III is the 404th most popular religious figure (down from 297th in 2019), the 479th most popular biography from Italy (down from 355th in 2019) and the 189th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Sergius III was a pope from 904-911. He is most famous for being the pope who crowned Otto I, the Holy Roman Emperor as the Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among religious figures, Pope Sergius III ranks 404 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Lucius II, Pope Benedict IV, Rāhula, Eber, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi, and Genevieve. After him are Pope Benedict VI, Gad, Pope John VII, Pope Valentine, Saint Sava, and 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf.

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Among people born in 860, Pope Sergius III ranks 4Before him are Pope John X, Robert I of France, and Pope Benedict IV. After him are Rudaki, Ludmila of Bohemia, Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum, Arethas of Caesarea, and Acfred, Duke of Aquitaine. Among people deceased in 911, Pope Sergius III ranks 1After him are Louis the Child, Ibn al-Rawandi, Wifred II, Count of Barcelona, Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians, and Pietro Tribuno.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Sergius III ranks 479 out of 4,668Before him are Muzio Clementi (1752), Pope Anastasius IV (1073), Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Benedict IV (860), Marcello Malpighi (1628), and Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807). After him are Pope Benedict VI (900), Pope Valentine (780), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Brennus (-500), and Giuseppe Farina (1906).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Sergius III ranks 189Before him are Pope Boniface III (540), Pope Conon (630), Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Anastasius IV (1073), Pope Lucius II (1100), and Pope Benedict IV (860). After him are Pope Benedict VI (900), Pope Valentine (780), Januarius (272), Pope Celestine II (1100), Pope Cornelius (200), and Pope Anterus (180).