Pope Victor II

1018 - 1057

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Pope Victor II (c. 1018 – 28 July 1057), born Gebhard of Dollnstein-Hirschberg, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 13 April 1055 until his death in 1057. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Victor II has received more than 162,825 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pope Victor II is the 532nd most popular religious figure (down from 501st in 2019), the 483rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 440th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Religious Figure.

Pope Victor II is most famous for convoking the Council of Reims in 1049. The council condemned the teachings of Berengar of Tours, who had argued that the Eucharist was not a real presence of Christ.

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Among religious figures, Pope Victor II ranks 532 out of 2,272Before him are Muhammad Ahmad, Anas ibn Malik, Óscar Romero, Saint Boniface, Dionysius Exiguus, and Alexius of Rome. After him are Saint Giles, Pope Eusebius, Benkei, Zaynab bint Khuzayma, Olaus Magnus, and Zaynab bint Ali.

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Among people born in 1018, Pope Victor II ranks 3Before him are Nizam al-Mulk and Michael Psellos. After him are Harthacnut, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, Bagrat IV of Georgia, and Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1057, Pope Victor II ranks 2Before him is Al-Maʿarri. After him are Macbeth, King of Scotland, Edward the Exile, Otto III, Duke of Swabia, and Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Victor II ranks 483 out of 5,289Before him are Albert the Bear (1100), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), and Karl Ziegler (1898). After him are Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Werner Sombart (1863), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), and Johann Bayer (1572).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Victor II ranks 12Before him are Philip Melanchthon (1497), Ambrose (340), Pope Clement II (1005), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), and Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774). After him are Rabanus Maurus (780), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Pope Damasus II (1000), Johann Tetzel (1460), Margot Frank (1926), and Therese Neumann (1898).