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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 189,215 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Pope Victor II is the 561st most popular religious figure (down from 531st in 2019), the 525th most popular biography from Germany (down from 483rd in 2019) and the 14th 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 561 out of 2,238Before him are Anne Catherine Emmerich, Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, John of Capistrano, and Justin Martyr. After him are Saint Walpurga, Pope Boniface II, Marcel Lefebvre, Al-Suyuti, Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, and Louis de Montfort.

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Among people born in 1018, Pope Victor II ranks 4Before him are Nizam al-Mulk, Harthacnut, and Michael Psellos. After him are Bagrat IV of Georgia, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, 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, Reginald I, Count of Burgundy, Otto III, Duke of Swabia, and Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

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Among people born in Germany, Pope Victor II ranks 525 out of 6,142Before him are Rabanus Maurus (780), Richard Willstätter (1872), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Anneliese Michel (1952), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), and Thomas Bach (1953). After him are Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Kurt Weill (1900), Otto Günsche (1917), Theodor Morell (1886), Helmut Newton (1920), and Henning von Tresckow (1901).


Among religious figures born in Germany, Pope Victor II ranks 14Before him are Pope Clement II (1005), Pope Damasus II (1000), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Rabanus Maurus (780). After him are Norbert of Xanten (1080), Margot Frank (1926), Gertrude the Great (1256), Johann Tetzel (1460), Therese Neumann (1898), and Albert of Brandenburg (1490).