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 the first bishop of Rome 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 467,240 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Pope Victor I is the 437th most popular religious figure (down from 366th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Libya (down from 8th 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 437 out of 2,272Before him are Saint Sarah, Antipope Benedict XIII, Pope Boniface VI, Salome, Pope Soter, and Pope Constantine. After him are Musa al-Kadhim, Simon Magus, Jehoshaphat, Pope Stephen III, Pope John VI, and Pope Marinus I.

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Among people born in 100, Pope Victor I ranks 11Before him are James the Less, Decebalus, Pope Hyginus, Pope Telesphorus, Dionysius the Areopagite, and Saint Sarah. After him are Justin Martyr, Thecla, Cornelius the Centurion, Lydia of Thyatira, Philemon, and Mary the Jewess. Among people deceased in 199, Pope Victor I ranks 2Before him is Lü Bu. After him are Yuan Shu, Gao Shun, Gongsun Zan, and Suro of Geumgwan Gaya.

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Among people born in Libya, Pope Victor I ranks 12 out of 59Before him are Aristippus (-434), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), and Khalifa Haftar (1943). After him are Carneades (-214), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Synesius (370), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), and Rossana Podestà (1934).


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