Pope Sixtus I

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Pope Sixtus I (Greek: Σίξτος, c. 42–124/126/128), also spelled Xystus, a Roman of Greek descent, was the bishop of Rome from c. 115 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Sixtus I has received more than 406,535 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Pope Sixtus I is the 323rd most popular religious figure (down from 270th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from Italy (down from 315th in 2019) and the 144th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Sixtus I is most famous for being the first pope to use the title of "pope."

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Among religious figures, Pope Sixtus I ranks 323 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Nicholas I, Joel, Pope Innocent I, Pope Alexander IV, Saint Monica, and Saint Ursula. After him are Muhammad al-Mahdi, Pope Gregory IV, Pope Victor III, Abd Allah ibn Abbas, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and Pope Sergius II.

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Among people born in 42, Pope Sixtus I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 124, Pope Sixtus I ranks 1

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Sixtus I ranks 358 out of 5,161Before him are Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope Innocent I (378), Roberto Benigni (1952), Monica Bellucci (1964), Pope Alexander IV (1200), and Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46). After him are Roger II of Sicily (1095), Primo Levi (1919), Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Claudio Abbado (1933), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), and Antonio Canova (1757).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Sixtus I ranks 144Before him are Pope Agatho (574), Pope Sergius III (860), Pope Gregory VI (1000), Pope Nicholas I (800), Pope Innocent I (378), and Pope Alexander IV (1200). After him are Pope Gregory IV (790), Pope Victor III (1027), Pope Sergius II (800), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope Julius I (300), and Pope Celestine IV (1200).