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Pope Silverius

490 - 538

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Pope Silverius (died 2 December 537) was bishop of Rome from 8 June 536 to his deposition in 537, a few months before his death. His rapid rise to prominence from a deacon to the papacy coincided with the efforts of Ostrogothic king Theodahad (nephew to Theodoric the Great), who intended to install a pro-Gothic candidate just before the Gothic War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Silverius has received more than 229,637 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Silverius is the 490th most popular religious figure, the 589th most popular biography from Italy (up from 607th in 2019) and the 217th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Silverius is most famous for being the pope who was removed from office by the Roman emperor after the emperor's sister, Agrippina, convinced him that Silverius was conspiring against him.

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Among religious figures, Pope Silverius ranks 490 out of 2,238Before him are Dorothea of Caesarea, Pope Soter, Jehoshaphat, Saint Spyridon, Antipope Clement VII, and Ansgar. After him are Ahmed Yassin, Korah, Peter the Hermit, Pope Stephen I, Pope Miltiades, and Pope Caius.

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Among people born in 490, Pope Silverius ranks 1After him are Bumin Qaghan, Pope Agapetus I, Romanos the Melodist, Simplicius of Cilicia, John Philoponus, John the Lydian, John the Cappadocian, and Urien. Among people deceased in 538, Pope Silverius ranks 1After him are Severus of Antioch, Sittas, Cailtram, and Comgall mac Domangairt.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Silverius ranks 589 out of 4,668Before him are Gallienus (218), Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Lucullus (-118), Umberto Nobile (1885), Grazia Deledda (1871), and Kurt Schuschnigg (1897). After him are Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), Statius (40), and Pope Stephen I (200).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Silverius ranks 217Before him are Dominic Savio (1842), Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Pope Leo VII (900), Pope Pontian (200), Saint Rosalia (1130), and Pope Soter (120). After him are Pope Stephen I (200), Pope Miltiades (250), Saint Eustace (10), Pope John II (470), Pope Stephen VII (850), and Alphonsus Liguori (1696).