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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Urban III has received more than 155,899 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Urban III is the 226th most popular religious figure (up from 254th in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Italy (up from 299th in 2019) and the 98th 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 226 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Adrian I, Pope Siricius, Longinus, Pope Sixtus I, Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope Alexander III. After him are Cyprian, John of the Cross, Saint Veronica, Pope Felix I, Ubba, and Pope Benedict XIII.

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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, Nicholas Kanabos, Muhammad al-Nasir, Doquz Khatun, Shiban, and Joan, Countess of Flanders. 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 271 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Adrian I (700), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Siricius (334), Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), and Pope Alexander III (1100). After him are Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Pope Felix I (300), Catiline (-109), Antonio Meucci (1808), Enrico Dandolo (1107), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Urban III ranks 98Before him are Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Siricius (334), Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), and Pope Alexander III (1100). After him are Pope Felix I (300), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope Pelagius I (505), Philip Neri (1515), Pope John XII (937), and Pope Eugene III (1080).