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Pope Victor I

100 - 199

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Pope Victor I (died 199) was the bishop of Rome in the late second century (189–199 A.D.). The dates of his tenure are uncertain, but one source states he became pope in 189 and gives the year of his death as 199. He was born in the Roman Province of Africa—probably in Leptis Magna (or Tripolitania). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Victor I has received more than 499,339 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Pope Victor I is the 506th most popular religious figure (down from 436th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Libya (up from 12th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Libyan Religious Figure.

Pope Victor I is most famous for his role in the Council of Nicaea. He was the first pope to be recognized as Bishop of Rome.

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Among religious figures, Pope Victor I ranks 506 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Marinus, Pope Eleutherius, Sabbas the Sanctified, Josemaría Escrivá, Father Damien, and Ibn Hazm. After him are Abdullah ibn Umar, Charles de Foucauld, Mary of Egypt, Pope Nicholas II, Pope John II, and Annas.

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Among people born in 100, Pope Victor I ranks 12Before him are Thecla, James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Telesphorus, Pope Hyginus, and Saint Sarah. After him are Justin Martyr, Ananias of Damascus, Philemon, Lydia of Thyatira, Cornelius the Centurion, and Philip the Evangelist. Among people deceased in 199, Pope Victor I ranks 2Before him is Lü Bu. After him are Yuan Shu, Gongsun Zan, Gao Shun, and Suro of Geumgwan Gaya.

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Among people born in Libya, Pope Victor I ranks 11 out of 64Before him are Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), and Simon of Cyrene (-100). After him are Carneades (-214), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Synesius (370), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), and Theodorus of Cyrene (-465).


Among religious figures born in Libya, Pope Victor I ranks 2Before him are Mark the Evangelist (10).