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Pope Stephen V

850 - 891

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Pope Stephen V (Latin: Stephanus V; died 14 September 891) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from September 885 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Stephen V has received more than 163,871 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Stephen V is the 605th most popular religious figure (down from 560th in 2019), the 763rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 697th in 2019) and the 250th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Stephen V is most famous for being the first pope to be elected without the approval of the Byzantine emperor.

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Among religious figures, Pope Stephen V ranks 605 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Romanus, Pope Theodore I, Theophanes the Confessor, Tarcisius, Ananias of Damascus, and Gregory Thaumaturgus. After him are Truganini, Thomas Wolsey, Pope Stephen IX, Alexius of Rome, Nicodemus, and Yasuke.

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Among people born in 850, Pope Stephen V ranks 11Before him are Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Berengar I of Italy, Ingólfr Arnarson, Pope Stephen VII, Pope Stephen VI, and Pope Romanus. After him are Istakhri, Linji Yixuan, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Emperor Seiwa, Vladimir of Bulgaria, and Bruno, Duke of Saxony. Among people deceased in 891, Pope Stephen V ranks 2Before him is Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye. After him is Mutimir of Serbia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pope Stephen V ranks 763 out of 4,668Before him are Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Luca della Robbia (1399), Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Isabella d'Este (1474), and Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (1787). After him are Nicola Pisano (1225), Robert I, Duke of Parma (1848), Manfred, King of Sicily (1232), Amalasuntha (495), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), and Vittorio Monti (1868).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Stephen V ranks 250Before him are Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Romanus (850), and Tarcisius (263). After him are Alexius of Rome (400), Scholastica (480), Pope Leo V (870), Peter Lombard (1096), Giulia Farnese (1474), and Tarcisio Bertone (1934).