Pope Sisinnius

650 - 708

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Pope Sisinnius (c. 650 – 4 February 708) was the bishop of Rome from 15 January 708 to his death.Sisinnius was born in Tyre (modern-day Lebanon), and his father's name was John. The paucity of donations to the papacy during his reign (42 pounds of gold and 310 pounds of silver, a fraction of the personal donations of other contemporary pontiffs) indicate that he was probably not from the aristocracy.Sisinnius was selected as pope during the period of Byzantine domination, succeeding John VII after a vacancy of three months. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Sisinnius has received more than 165,821 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Sisinnius is the 452nd most popular religious figure (down from 449th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Syria (down from 14th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Syrian Religious Figure.

Pope Sisinius is most famous for his role in the Council of Chalcedon. The council was called to address the issue of the relationship between Jesus Christ and God.

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Among religious figures, Pope Sisinnius ranks 452 out of 2,272Before him are Parascheva of the Balkans, Pope John XVII, Eber, Pope Adrian III, Hugues de Payens, and Denis. After him are Rabbi Akiva, Ahmed Yassin, Eric IX of Sweden, Pope Miltiades, Rashi, and Genevieve.

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Among people born in 650, Pope Sisinnius ranks 3Before him are Pope Sergius I and Pope John VII. After him are Chlothar III, Dagobert II, Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, Odo the Great, Childebert the Adopted, Rupert of Salzburg, Jindeok of Silla, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, and Bojang of Goguryeo. Among people deceased in 708, Pope Sisinnius ranks 1After him are Drogo of Champagne and Jacob of Edessa.

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Among people born in Syria, Pope Sisinnius ranks 17 out of 158Before him are Pope Gregory III (700), John Climacus (579), Muawiya II (661), Ibn Kathir (1301), Marwan II (688), and Al-Nawawi (1233). After him are Imad ad-Din Zengi (1087), Julia Domna (160), Iamblichus (245), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Al-Maʿarri (973), and Ibn al-Nafis (1212).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Pope Sisinnius ranks 4Before him are Pope Anicetus (70), Pope Gregory III (700), and John Climacus (579). After him are Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (1292), Émile Benveniste (1902), Maron (301), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Ananias of Damascus (100), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Ibn Asakir (1105).