Pope Stephen II

715 - 757

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Pope Stephen II (Latin: Stephanus II; 714 – 26 April 757) 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. During Stephen's pontificate, Rome was facing invasion by the Lombards when Stephen II went to Paris to seek assistance from Pepin the Short. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Stephen II has received more than 215,897 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Stephen II is the 417th most popular religious figure (down from 389th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from Italy (down from 468th in 2019) and the 193rd most popular Italian 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 417 out of 2,272Before him are 13th Dalai Lama, Pope Telesphorus, Beatrice Portinari, Pope Hilarius, Pancras of Rome, and Muhammad al-Baqir. After him are Peter the Hermit, Pope Stephen I, Michael I Cerularius, Gregory the Illuminator, Saint Sava, and Pope John V.

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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 and Anan ben David. 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 505 out of 4,088Before him are Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Filippino Lippi (1457), Lucia Bosè (1931), and Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729). After him are Pope Stephen I (200), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Benedetto Croce (1866), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), and Gianni Rodari (1920).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Stephen II ranks 193Before him are Pope Eugene II (780), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Pope Anterus (180), Pope Telesphorus (100), Beatrice Portinari (1265), and Pope Hilarius (415). After him are Pope Stephen I (200), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope John XI (910), Camillus de Lellis (1550), Pope Boniface VI (800), and Pope Soter (120).