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Pope Severinus

600 - 640

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Pope Severinus (died 2 August 640) was the bishop of Rome elected in October 638. He was caught up in a power struggle with Emperor Heraclius, who pressured him to accept Monothelitism. Severinus refused, which for over eighteen months hindered his efforts to obtain imperial recognition of his election. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Severinus has received more than 145,469 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pope Severinus is the 595th most popular religious figure (down from 547th in 2019), the 746th most popular biography from Italy (down from 678th in 2019) and the 246th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Severinus was the pope from 656-668. He was most famous for being the first pope to resign from the papacy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Severinus ranks 595 out of 2,238Before him are Joan Enric Vives Sicília, John Knox, Macarius of Egypt, Angelus Silesius, Jacobus da Varagine, and Pope Stephen VI. After him are Pope Leo VI, William Laud, Nichiren, Pope Romanus, Pope Theodore I, and Theophanes the Confessor.

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Among people born in 600, Pope Severinus ranks 14Before him are Musaylimah, Zainab bint Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, Muadh ibn Jabal, and Maria al-Qibtiyya. After him are Pope Theodore I, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Rayhana bint Zayd, Bahram Chobin, Shahrbaraz, and Abu Musa al-Ash'ari. Among people deceased in 640, Pope Severinus ranks 3Before him are Pepin of Landen and Muadh ibn Jabal. After him is Eadbald of Kent.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Severinus ranks 746 out of 4,668Before him are Pupienus (170), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Andrea Pozzo (1642), and Julius Evola (1898). After him are Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Pope Leo VI (914), Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Pope Romanus (850), Giacomo della Porta (1533), and Giovanni Paisiello (1740).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Severinus ranks 246Before him are Pope Eusebius (250), Pope Vigilius (500), Pope Alexander II (1010), Pope Theodore II (840), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), and Pope Stephen VI (850). After him are Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Romanus (850), Tarcisius (263), Pope Stephen V (850), Alexius of Rome (400), and Scholastica (480).