Pope Siricius

334 - 399

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Pope Siricius (334 – 26 November 399) was the bishop of Rome from December 384 to his death. In response to inquiries from Bishop Himerius of Tarragona, Siricius issued the Directa decretal, containing decrees of baptism, church discipline and other matters. His are the oldest completely preserved papal decretals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Siricius has received more than 174,334 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pope Siricius is the 221st most popular religious figure (up from 266th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Italy (up from 320th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Siricius was most famous for being the first pope to excommunicate a fellow bishop.

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Among religious figures, Pope Siricius ranks 221 out of 2,272Before him are Rabia of Basra, Pope Innocent VII, Pope Fabian, Pope Urban I, Pope Benedict IX, and Pope Adrian I. After him are Longinus, Pope Sixtus I, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Alexander III, Pope Urban III, and Cyprian.

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Among people born in 334, Pope Siricius ranks 1After him are Huiyuan and Sabbas the Goth. Among people deceased in 399, Pope Siricius ranks 1After him are Evagrius Ponticus, Emperor Nintoku, Eutropius, and Bahram IV.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Siricius ranks 267 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Urban I (222), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Adrian I (700), and Gianni Versace (1946). After him are Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Urban III (1200), Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), and Pope Felix I (300).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Siricius ranks 94Before him are Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Fabian (200), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Benedict IX (1012), and Pope Adrian I (700). After him are Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Alexander III (1100), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Felix I (300), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649).