Pope Stephen II

715 - 757

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Pope Stephen II (Latin: Stephanus II; 714 – 26 April 757) was born a Roman aristocrat and member of the Orsini family. Stephen was the bishop of Rome from 26 March 752 to his death. Stephen II marks the historical delineation between the Byzantine Papacy and the Frankish Papacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Stephen II has received more than 273,937 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Stephen II is the 445th most popular religious figure (down from 416th in 2019), the 524th most popular biography from Italy (down from 505th in 2019) and the 203rd most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Stephen II is most famous for convening the Council of Constantinople in AD 553. He also took a stance against the Monophysites.

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Among religious figures, Pope Stephen II ranks 445 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Hilarius, Devadatta, Musa al-Kadhim, Pope Innocent I, Philomena, and Pope Sabinian. After him are Anastasia of Sirmium, Hugues de Payens, Bruno of Cologne, Theodore of Amasea, Pope Telesphorus, and Pope John III.

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Among people born in 715, Pope Stephen II ranks 2Before him is Pepin the Short. After him are Favila of Asturias, Anan ben David, Hiltrud, and Chrodegang. Among people deceased in 757, Pope Stephen II ranks 1After him are An Lushan, Alfonso I of Asturias, and Æthelbald of Mercia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Stephen II ranks 524 out of 4,668Before him are Ettore Bugatti (1881), Maria Anna of Savoy (1803), Pope Innocent I (378), Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), and Propertius (-50). After him are Anastasia of Sirmium (281), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Caterina Sforza (1463), Pope Telesphorus (100), Pope John III (520), and Giorgio Napolitano (1925).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Stephen II ranks 203Before him are Pope Innocent II (1100), Pope Agapetus II (900), Pope-elect Stephen (700), Pope Boniface VI (800), Pope Hilarius (415), and Pope Innocent I (378). After him are Anastasia of Sirmium (281), Pope Telesphorus (100), Pope John III (520), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Pope Stephen VIII (900), and Beatrice Portinari (1265).