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Pope Vigilius

500 - 555

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Pope Vigilius (died 7 June 555) was the bishop of Rome from 29 March 537 to his death. He is considered the first pope of the Byzantine papacy. Born into Roman aristocracy, Vigilius served as a deacon and papal apocrisiarius in Constantinople. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Vigilius has received more than 247,201 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Pope Vigilius is the 578th most popular religious figure (down from 524th in 2019), the 715th most popular biography from Italy (down from 644th in 2019) and the 241st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Vigilius is most famous for his role in the conflict between the Eastern and Western Churches.

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Among religious figures, Pope Vigilius ranks 578 out of 2,238Before him are Muhammad al-Jawad, Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Maria al-Qibtiyya, Saint Casimir, Zayd ibn Thabit, and Pope Eusebius. After him are Fatima al-Fihri, Ali al-Hadi, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Pope Alexander II, Catherine Labouré, and Jean Meslier.

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Among people born in 500, Pope Vigilius ranks 5Before him are Procopius, Theodora, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, and Totila. After him are Sigismund of Burgundy, Peroz I, Basiliscus, Nonnus, Yazdegerd II, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and Ildico. Among people deceased in 555, Pope Vigilius ranks 1After him are Theudebald and Mark of Cornwall.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Vigilius ranks 715 out of 4,668Before him are Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836), Dino Buzzati (1906), Joachim of Fiore (1135), Athalaric (516), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (1248), and Pope Eusebius (250). After him are Antonio del Pollaiolo (1429), Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Pinturicchio (1454), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), and Giacinto Facchetti (1942).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Vigilius ranks 241Before him are Pope Marcellinus (250), John of Capistrano (1386), Pope Boniface II (470), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), and Pope Eusebius (250). After him are Pope Alexander II (1010), Pope Theodore II (840), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Pope Severinus (600), and Pope Leo VI (914).