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Pope Victor III

1027 - 1087

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Pope Victor III (c. 1026 – 16 September 1087), was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 24 May 1086 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Victor III has received more than 222,903 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Pope Victor III is the 364th most popular religious figure (down from 359th in 2019), the 443rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 433rd in 2019) and the 168th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Victor III was most famous for being the pope who excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV in 1076.

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Among religious figures, Pope Victor III ranks 364 out of 2,238Before him are Saint Apollonia, Pope Zosimus, Mahavira, Saint Nino, Maya, and Pope Hormisdas. After him are Pope Simplicius, Pope Anastasius I, Faustina Kowalska, Al-Mansur, Pope Honorius II, and Gregory the Illuminator.

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Among people born in 1027, Pope Victor III ranks 1After him are Sviatoslav II of Kiev, Ernest, Margrave of Austria, and Albert III, Count of Namur. Among people deceased in 1087, Pope Victor III ranks 2Before him is William the Conqueror. After him are Solomon, King of Hungary, Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Bertha of Savoy, Blot-Sweyn, William I, Count of Burgundy, Constantine the African, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, and Maria Dobroniega of Kiev.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Victor III ranks 443 out of 4,668Before him are John Cabot (1450), Pope Zosimus (400), Giulietta Masina (1921), Petronius Maximus (396), Pope Hormisdas (450), and Simonetta Vespucci (1453). After him are Pope Simplicius (420), Pope Anastasius I (340), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Anastasius III (890), and Pope John IX (850).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Victor III ranks 168Before him are Pope Marinus II (932), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Pope Honorius I (585), Pope Symmachus (460), Pope Zosimus (400), and Pope Hormisdas (450). After him are Pope Simplicius (420), Pope Anastasius I (340), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope John IX (850), and Pope Sixtus III (390).