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Pope Sixtus II

215 - 258

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Pope Sixtus II (Greek: Πάπας Σίξτος Β΄), also written as Pope Xystus II, was bishop of Rome from 31 August 257 until his death on 6 August 258. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Sixtus II has received more than 280,235 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Pope Sixtus II is the 189th most popular religious figure (up from 194th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Greece (down from 50th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Religious Figure.

Pope Sixtus II is most famous for being the first pope to be martyred.

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Among religious figures, Pope Sixtus II ranks 189 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Honorius III, Jacques de Molay, Pope Clement VI, Rita of Cascia, Pope Clement X, and Pope Boniface V. After him are Pope Celestine V, Pope Evaristus, Pope Lucius I, Saint Roch, Pope Pius I, and Pope Innocent VI.

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Among people born in 215, Pope Sixtus II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 258, Pope Sixtus II ranks 2Before him is Saint Lawrence. After him are Cyprian, Novatian, Eugenia of Rome, and Zhuge Dan.

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Among people born in Greece, Pope Sixtus II ranks 54 out of 936Before him are Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Praxiteles (-395), Olympias (-375), Handan Sultan (1574), Theophrastus (-371), and Menander (-342). After him are Xanthippe (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Miltiades (-540), Constantine II of Greece (1940), and Pyrrho (-365).


Among religious figures born in Greece, Pope Sixtus II ranks 1After him are Demetrius of Thessaloniki (270), Pope Dionysius (200), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Saint Titus (13), Philomena (291), Pope Hyginus (100), Pope Eleutherius (171), Saint Giles (640), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), and Athenagoras of Athens (133).