Pope Urban I

222 - 230

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Pope Urban I (175?–230) (Latin: Urbanus I) was the bishop of Rome from 222 to 23 May 230. He was born in Rome and succeeded Callixtus I, who had been martyred. It was previously believed for centuries that Urban I was also martyred. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Urban I has received more than 241,147 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Pope Urban I is the 218th most popular religious figure (up from 261st in 2019), the 261st most popular biography from Italy (up from 309th in 2019) and the 91st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Urban I is most famous for being the pope who called for the first crusade in 1095.

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Among religious figures, Pope Urban I ranks 218 out of 2,272Before him are Tomás de Torquemada, Caiaphas, Irenaeus, Rabia of Basra, Pope Innocent VII, and Pope Fabian. After him are Pope Benedict IX, Pope Adrian I, Pope Siricius, Longinus, Pope Sixtus I, and Maximilian Kolbe.

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Among people born in 222, Pope Urban I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 230, Pope Urban I ranks 1After him is Saint Cecilia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Urban I ranks 261 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Innocent VII (1339), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Pope Fabian (200), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660). After him are Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Adrian I (700), Gianni Versace (1946), and Pope Siricius (334).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Urban I ranks 91Before him are Pope Celestine V (1215), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Pope Linus (1), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VII (1339), and Pope Fabian (200). After him are Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Siricius (334), Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), and Pope Alexander III (1100).