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 123,347 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Valentine is the 401st most popular religious figure (down from 367th in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from Italy (down from 446th in 2019) and the 185th 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 401 out of 2,272Before him are Thomas à Kempis, Pope Pontian, Gregory Palamas, Maya, Pope John III, and Pope Boniface III. After him are Mahavira, Pope Leo II, Pope Eugene II, Gad, Pope Caius, and Pope Zephyrinus.

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Among people born in 780, Pope Valentine ranks 3Before him are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi and Ahmad ibn Hanbal. After him are Pope Eugene II, Rabanus Maurus, Odo I, Count of Orléans, and Theodote. Among people deceased in 827, Pope Valentine ranks 1After him are Pope Eugene II, Emperor Jingzong of Tang, and Adalard of Corbie.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Valentine ranks 474 out of 4,088Before him are Renzo Piano (1937), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Tinto Brass (1933), Pope Pontian (200), Pope John III (520), and Pope Boniface III (540). After him are Pope Leo II (611), Giulietta Masina (1921), Albano Carrisi (1943), Pope Eugene II (780), Giulio Caccini (1551), and Pietro Aretino (1492).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Valentine ranks 185Before him are Pope John IX (850), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope John XIV (1000), Pope Pontian (200), Pope John III (520), and Pope Boniface III (540). After him are Pope Leo II (611), Pope Eugene II (780), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Pope Anterus (180), Pope Telesphorus (100), and Beatrice Portinari (1265).