Pope Zephyrinus

150 - 217

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Pope Zephyrinus was the fifteenth bishop of Rome from 199 to his death on 20 December 217. He was born in Rome, and succeeded Victor I. Upon his death on 20 December 217, he was succeeded by his principal advisor, Callixtus I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Zephyrinus has received more than 245,478 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Pope Zephyrinus is the 407th most popular religious figure (down from 358th in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from Italy (down from 434th in 2019) and the 188th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Zephyrinus is most famous for being the pope who presided over the church during the time of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus.

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Among religious figures, Pope Zephyrinus ranks 407 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Valentine, Mahavira, Pope Leo II, Pope Eugene II, Gad, and Pope Caius. After him are Philomena, Pope Hyginus, Pope Anterus, 13th Dalai Lama, Pope Telesphorus, and Beatrice Portinari.

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Among people born in 150, Pope Zephyrinus ranks 4Before him are Nagarjuna, Clement of Alexandria, and Shapur I. After him are Clodius Albinus, Lucilla, Dian Wei, Aristides of Athens, Vologases IV, Gogukcheon of Goguryeo, Zhang Zhongjing, and Terentianus. Among people deceased in 217, Pope Zephyrinus ranks 2Before him is Caracalla. After him are Julia Domna and Judah ha-Nasi.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Zephyrinus ranks 487 out of 4,088Before him are Ettore Bugatti (1881), Tibullus (-50), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Propertius (-50), Livius Andronicus (-280), and Giuseppe Farina (1906). After him are Muzio Clementi (1752), Claudia Octavia (40), Pope Anterus (180), Francesco I Sforza (1401), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), and Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Zephyrinus ranks 188Before him are Pope Pontian (200), Pope John III (520), Pope Boniface III (540), Pope Valentine (780), Pope Leo II (611), and Pope Eugene II (780). After him are Pope Anterus (180), Pope Telesphorus (100), Beatrice Portinari (1265), Pope Hilarius (415), Pope Stephen II (715), and Pope Stephen I (200).