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Pope Stephen IX

1020 - 1058

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Pope Stephen IX (Latin: Stephanus, christened Frederick; c. 1020 – 29 March 1058) was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 3 August 1057 to his death in 29 March 1058. He was a member of the Ardenne-Verdun family, who ruled the Duchy of Lorraine, and started his ecclesiastical career as a canon in Liège. He was invited to Rome by Pope Leo IX, who made him chancellor in 1051 and one of three legates to Constantinople in 1054. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Stephen IX has received more than 247,548 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Pope Stephen IX is the 608th most popular religious figure (down from 588th in 2019), the 724th most popular biography from France (down from 712th in 2019) and the 41st most popular French Religious Figure.

Pope Stephen IX was most famous for his involvement in the Investiture Controversy.

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Among religious figures, Pope Stephen IX ranks 608 out of 2,238Before him are Tarcisius, Ananias of Damascus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Pope Stephen V, Truganini, and Thomas Wolsey. After him are Alexius of Rome, Nicodemus, Yasuke, Scholastica, Baal Shem Tov, and Óscar Romero.

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Among people born in 1020, Pope Stephen IX ranks 4Before him are Pope Gregory VII, Yūsuf Balasaguni, and Sweyn II of Denmark. After him are Su Song, Guo Xi, William I, Count of Burgundy, Constantine the African, Adelaide of Susa, Gunhilda of Denmark, Zhang Zai, and Vladimir of Novgorod. Among people deceased in 1058, Pope Stephen IX ranks 2Before him is Solomon ibn Gabirol. After him are Casimir I the Restorer, Al-Mawardi, Ermesinde of Carcassonne, Lulach, William VII, Duke of Aquitaine, Judith of Schweinfurt, and Stephen I of Croatia.

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Among people born in France, Pope Stephen IX ranks 724 out of 6,011Before him are Marin Marais (1656), Jean Giraud (1938), Robert Doisneau (1912), Louis Le Vau (1612), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), and Raymond Aron (1905). After him are Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490), Prince Philippe, Count of Paris (1838), Charles-François Daubigny (1817), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), and Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788).


Among religious figures born in France, Pope Stephen IX ranks 41Before him are Peter Waldo (1140), Clotilde (475), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Louis de Montfort (1673), Catherine Labouré (1806), and Jean Meslier (1664). After him are Célestin Freinet (1896), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Robert of Molesme (1024), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Saint Remigius (437), and Saint Eligius (588).