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Pope Valentine

780 - 827

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Pope Valentine (Latin: Valentinus; died 10 October 827) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States for two months in 827. He was unusually close to his predecessor, Eugene II, rumoured to be his son or his lover, and became pope before being ordained as a priest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Valentine has received more than 154,403 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Pope Valentine is the 408th most popular religious figure (down from 400th in 2019), the 481st most popular biography from Italy (down from 474th in 2019) and the 191st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Valentine was an early Christian martyr who was killed in the year 270. He is most famous for being the namesake of Valentine's Day.

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Among religious figures, Pope Valentine ranks 408 out of 2,238Before him are Abu Mansur al-Maturidi, Genevieve, Pope Sergius III, Pope Benedict VI, Gad, and Pope John VII. After him are Saint Sava, 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Awf, Paul of Thebes, Abd Allah ibn Abbas, Maximus the Confessor, and Uwais al-Qarani.

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Among people born in 780, Pope Valentine ranks 4Before him are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Pope Eugene II. After him are Rabanus Maurus, Frederick of Utrecht, Odo I, Count of Orléans, and Theodote. Among people deceased in 827, Pope Valentine ranks 2Before him is Pope Eugene II. After him are Emperor Jingzong of Tang, Adalard of Corbie, and Ludeca of Mercia.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Valentine ranks 481 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Benedict IV (860), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Pope Sergius III (860), and Pope Benedict VI (900). After him are Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Brennus (-500), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Giovanni Trapattoni (1939), and Conrad IV of Germany (1228).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Valentine ranks 191Before him are Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Anastasius IV (1073), Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Benedict IV (860), Pope Sergius III (860), and Pope Benedict VI (900). After him are Januarius (272), Pope Celestine II (1100), Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Anterus (180), Pope Sergius I (650), and Pope Innocent II (1100).