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Pope Urban III

1200 - 1187

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Pope Urban III (Latin: Urbanus III; died 20 October 1187), born Uberto Crivelli, reigned from 25 November 1185 to his death in 1187.Pope Urban III was born Crivelli in Cuggiono, Italy, and studied in Bologna. He was made a cardinal by Pope Alexander III in 1173 and later became the Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina in 1182. In 1185, he was appointed Archbishop of Milan and was elected Pope following the death of Lucius III. Urban III continued his predecessor's conflicts with Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, particularly regarding the territories of Countess Matilda of Tuscany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Urban III has received more than 184,939 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Pope Urban III is the 180th most popular religious figure (up from 225th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Italy (up from 271st in 2019) and the 74th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Urban III is most famous for initiating the first crusade.

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Among religious figures, Pope Urban III ranks 180 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Clement XIII, Elizabeth of Hungary, Pope Callixtus III, Ānanda, Pope Clement IX, and Mani. After him are Pope Leo III, Pope Marcellus II, Pope Honorius III, Jacques de Molay, Pope Clement VI, and Rita of Cascia.

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Among people born in 1200, Pope Urban III ranks 1After him are Pope Alexander IV, Pope Celestine IV, Dōgen, Qutuz, Zhang Sanfeng, Villard de Honnecourt, Muhammad al-Nasir, Nicholas Kanabos, Doquz Khatun, George III of Georgia, and Mstislav II of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1187, Pope Urban III ranks 2Before him is Pope Gregory VIII. After him are Raynald of Châtillon, Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Emperor Gaozong of Song, Gerard of Cremona, Constantine Manasses, Roger de Moulins, and Ruben III, Prince of Armenia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Urban III ranks 213 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), Sergio Leone (1929), and Farinelli (1705). After him are Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Honorius III (1148), and Messalina (17).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Urban III ranks 74Before him are Saint Cecilia (200), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Pope Clement XIII (1693), and Pope Clement IX (1600). After him are Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Pope Honorius III (1148), Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Clement X (1590), and Pope Boniface V (575).