Pope Zachary

679 - 752

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Pope Zachary (Latin: Zacharias; 679 – March 752) was the bishop of Rome from 28 November 741 to his death. He was the last pope of the Byzantine Papacy. Zachary built the original church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, forbade the traffic of slaves in Rome, negotiated peace with the Lombards, and sanctioned Pepin the Short's usurpation of the Frankish throne from Childeric III. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Zachary has received more than 305,842 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Zachary is the 321st most popular religious figure (down from 302nd in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from Italy (down from 359th in 2019) and the 145th most popular Religious Figure.

Pope Zachary was most famous for being the pope who consecrated the Pantheon in Rome as a Christian church.

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Among religious figures, Pope Zachary ranks 321 out of 2,238Before him are Marcion of Sinope, Pope Pelagius II, Pope Anacletus, Abu Hurairah, Pope John XXI, and Pope John I. After him are Pope Stephen IV, Pope Adrian V, Pope Callixtus I, Pope Leo IV, Ubba, and Pope Martin I.

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Among people born in 679, Pope Zachary ranks 1 Among people deceased in 752, Pope Zachary ranks 1After him is Pope-elect Stephen.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Zachary ranks 388 out of 4,668Before him are Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Pope Anacletus (1), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Charles I of Hungary (1288), Cesare Beccaria (1738), and Pope John I (470). After him are Pope Stephen IV (770), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), and Poppaea Sabina (30).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Zachary ranks 145Before him are Pope Felix III (440), Pope Alexander IV (1200), Pope Marinus I (830), Pope Pelagius II (520), Pope Anacletus (1), and Pope John I (470). After him are Pope Stephen IV (770), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), Pope Martin I (590), and Pope Nicholas IV (1227).