List of popes

This article is the Catholic Church. For popes of the Coptic Orthodox Church, see List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria. For popes of the Legio Maria, see List of Legio Maria Popes. For Palmarian popes, see Palmarian Catholic Church § Popes. For a graphical representation of this list, see List of Popes (graphical).

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Plaque commemorating the popes buried in St Peter's (their names in Latin and the year of their burial)

This chronological list of popes corresponds to that given in the Annuario Pontificio under the heading "I Sommi Pontefici Romani" (The Supreme Pontiffs of Rome), excluding those that are explicitly indicated as antipopes. Published every year by the Roman Curia, the Annuario Pontificio attaches no consecutive numbers to the popes, stating that it is impossible to decide which side represented at various times the legitimate succession, in particular regarding Pope Leo VIIIPope Benedict V and some mid-11th-century popes.[1]The 2001 ion of the Annuario Pontificio introduced "almost 200 corrections to its existing biographies of the popes, from St Peter to John Paul II". The corrections concerned dates, especially in the first two centuries, birthplaces and the family name of one pope.[2]

The term pope (Latinpapalit. 'father') is used in several Churches to denote their high spiritual leaders (for example Coptic Pope). This title in English usage usually refers to the head of the Catholic Church. The Catholic pope uses various titles by tradition, including Summus PontifexPontifex Maximus, and Servus servorum Dei. Each title has been added by unique historical events and unlike other papal prerogatives, is not incapable of modification.[3]

Hermannus Contractus may have been the first historian to number the popes continuously. His list ends in 1049 with Pope Leo IX as number 154. Several changes were made to the list during the 20th century. Antipope Christopher was considered legitimate for a long time. Pope-elect Stephen was considered legitimate under the name Stephen II until the 1961 ion, when his name was erased. Although these changes are no longer controversial, a number of modern lists still include this "first Pope Stephen II". It is probable that this is because they are based on the 1913 ion of the Catholic Encyclopedia, which is in the public domain.

A significant number of these popes have been recognized as saints, including 48 out of the first 50 consecutive popes, and others are in the sainthood process. Of the first 31 popes, 28 died as martyrs (see List of murdered popes).

Contents

·       1Chronological list

o   1.11st millennium

§  1.1.11st century

§  1.1.22nd century

§  1.1.33rd century

§  1.1.44th century

§  1.1.55th century

§  1.1.66th century

§  1.1.77th century

§  1.1.88th century

§  1.1.99th century

§  1.1.1010th century

o   1.22nd millennium

§  1.2.111th century

§  1.2.212th century

§  1.2.313th century

§  1.2.414th century

§  1.2.515th century

§  1.2.616th century

§  1.2.717th century

§  1.2.818th century

§  1.2.919th century

§  1.2.1020th century

o   1.33rd millennium

§  1.3.121st century

o   1.4Notes

o   1.5Religious orders

·       2Notes on numbering of popes

·       3See also

o   3.1Lists

o   3.2Related topics

·       4References

o   4.1Specific

o   4.2General

·       5External links

Chronological list[]

1st millennium[]

1st century[]

Popes of the 1st century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

1

30/33 – 64/68

The Night of the Last Supper.

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St Peter
PETRUS

Šimon Kêpâ
(Simon Peter)

AD 1 BethsaidaGalileaImperii Romaniae(Now Bethsaida, Galilee, Israel)

29–32 / 63–67

The lasted and most difficult aspect of this persons existence is just how violently and genocidal much the Evil Priest Paul hated him. In comparison the American Congress GOP hate Barrack Obama less than Paul hated Peter. Which if you think about it, that is a violently huge amount of hate.

In response as  much about the life and times of this man were either flat out erased and or edited to make the followers of Paul happy. Most of the Popes to follow were not of the philosophy and tradition of Peter they were/are of the philosophy and tradition of Paul. This man was the absolute definition of a threat to Paul and the entire Roman Empire. Apostle of Jesus. According to Catholic tradition he received the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 16:18–19). Feast day (Feast of Saints Peter and Paul) 29 June, (Chair of Saint Peter) 22 February. He is recognized by the Catholic Church as the first Bishop of Rome appointed by Christ. Also revered as saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 29 June.[4] St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is named after him.

2

64/68 – 76/79

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St Linus
Papa LINUS

Linus

10 AD VolterraeItalia, Roman Empire (Now Volterra, Italy)

54–58 / 66–69

First Roman pope.[5] Feast day 23 September. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 7 June.

3

76/79 – 88/91

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St Anacletus
(Cletus)
PapaANACLETUS(Cletus)

Anáklētos
(or Kl
tos)

25 AD AthenaeAchaea, Roman Empire[birth 1]

51–54 / 63–66

Historicity not proven. First Greek pope. Feast day 26 April. Once erroneously split into Cletus and Anacletus.[6]

4

26 April 88 – 
23 Nov 99
(11 years, 211 days)
(4228)

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St Clement I
PapaCLEMENS

Clemens

c. 35 AD Roma, Roman Empire[birth 2]

53 / 64 (†66)

Roman. Feast day 23 November. Issued 1 Clement which is said to be the basis of apostolic authority for the clergy. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 25 November.

5

23 Nov 99 – 
27 Oct 105
(5 years, 338 days)
(2164)

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St Evaristus
PapaEVARISTUS

Euáristos

c. 30 AD BethleemIudaea, Roman Empire (now Bethlehem, West BankPalestine)

69 / 75

Converted Jew. Said to have divided Rome into parishes, assigning a priest to each. Feast day of 26 October.

6

27 Oct 105 – 
3 May 115
(9 years, 188 days)
(3475)

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St Alexander I
PapaALEXANDER

Alexander

c. 75 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

30 / 40

Roman. Inaugurated the custom of blessing houses with holy water. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 18 March.

7

3 May 115 – 
3 April 125
(9 years, 335 days)
(3623)

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St Sixtus I
Papa XYSTUS

Xystus

42 AD Rome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

73 / 83

Roman. Feast day of 6 April. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 10 August.

8

3 April 125 – 
5 Jan 136
(10 years, 277 days)
(3929)

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St Telesphorus
PapaTELESPHORUS

Telesphóros

c. 67 ADTerra Nova, Italy, Roman Empire

58 / 69

Greek. Feast day of 5 January. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 22 February. Church Father St. Irenaeus called him a great martyr.

9

5 Jan 136 – 
11 Jan 140
(4 years, 6 days)
(1467)

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St Hyginus
Papa HYGINUS

Ygínos

c. 74 Athens, Achaea, Roman Empire[birth 1]

58 / 62

Greek. Tradition holds he was martyred; feast day 11 January.

10

11 Jan 140 – 
11 July 155
(15 years, 181 days)
(5660)

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St Pius I
Papa PIUS

Pius

c. 81 ADAquileia, Italy, Roman Empire[birth 3]

59 / 74

Roman. Martyred by sword; feast day 11 July. Decreed that Easter should only be celebrated on a Sunday.

11

11 July 155 – 
20 April 166
(10 years, 283 days)
(3936)

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St Anicetus
PapaANICETUS

Aníkētos

c. 92 ADEmesaSyria, Roman Empire (now Homs, Syria)

63 / 74

Converted Jew. First pope from Syria. Tradition holds he was martyred; feast day 17 April. Decreed that priests are not allowed to have long hair.

12

20 April 166 – 
22 April 174
(8 years, 2 days)
(2924)

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St Soter
PapaSOTERIUS

Soterius

c. 119 ADFundi, Aquileia, Roman Empire[birth 3]

46 / 55

Roman. Tradition holds he was martyred; feast day 22 April. Declared that marriage was valid as a sacrament blessed by a priest; formally inaugurated Easter as an annual festival in Rome.

13

22 April 174 – 
26 May 189
(15 years, 34 days)
(5513)

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St Eleutherius
PapaELEUTHERIUS

Eleuthérios

c. 130 ADNicopolisEpirus, Roman Empire[birth 4]

45 / 59

Greek. Tradition holds he was martyred; feast day 6 May.

14

26 May 189 – 
28 July 199
(10 years, 63 days)
(3715)

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St Victor I
Papa VICTOR

Victor

Africa, Roman Empire[birth 5]

Converted Berber. Known for excommunicating Theodotus of ByzantiumQuartodecimanismcontroversy.

15

28 July 199 – 
20 Dec 217
(18 years, 145 days)
(6719)

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St Zephyrinus
PapaZEPHYRINUS

Zephyrinus

c. 160 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

39 / 57

Roman. Combated against the adoptionistheresies of the followers of Theodotus the Byzantium who were ruled by Theodotus, the Money Changer and Asclepiodotus.

Although not physically martyred (murdered), he is called a martyr for the suffering he endured.

c. 199 – 
c. 200
(1 year, 0 days)
(365)

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Natalius
AntipapaNATALIUS

Natalius

Rome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

Roman. In opposition to pope Zephyrinus. Later reconciled (see above).

16

20 Dec 217 – 
14 Oct 222
(4 years, 298 days)
(1759)

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St Callixtus I
PapaCALLIXTUS

Callixtus

c. 155 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

62 / 67

Roman. Martyred; feast day 14 October.

217 – 
235
(18 years, 0 days)
(6574)

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St Hippolytus
AntipapaHIPPOLYTUS

Ippólytos

c. 170 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

47 / 65

Greek Roman. In opposition to Pope Callistus IUrban I and Pontian. Later reconciled with Pope Pontian (see above).

17

14 Oct 222 – 
23 May 230
(7 years, 221 days)
(2778)

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St Urban I
PapaURBANUS

Urbanus

c. 175 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

47 / 55

Roman. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 25 May.

18

21 Aug 230 – 
28 Sep 235
(5 years, 38 days)
(1864)

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St Pontian
PapaPONTIANUS

Pontianus

c. 175 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

55 / 60

Roman. First to abdicate after exile to Sardinia by Emperor Maximinus Thrax. The Liberian Catalogue records his death on 28 Sep 235, the earliest exact date in papal history.[8][9]

19

21 Nov 235 – 
3 Jan 236
(43 days)
(43)

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St Anterus
PapaANTERUS

Anthērós

c. 180 ADPetilia, Italy, Roman Empire

55 / 56

Greek Roman. Feast day 3 January. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 5 August.

20

10 Jan 236 – 
20 Jan 250
(14 years, 10 days)
(5124)

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St Fabian
PapaFABIANUS

Fabianus

c. 200 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

36 / 50

Roman. Divided the communities of Rome into seven districts, each supervised by a deacon. Feast day 20 January. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 5 August.

21

6 March 251 – 
25 June 253
(2 years, 111 days)
(842)

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St Cornelius
PapaCORNELIUS

Cornelius

c. 180 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

71 / 73

Roman. Died as a martyr through extreme hardship; feast day 16 September.

March 251 – 
258
(7 years, 0 days)
(2557)

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Novatian
AntipapaNOVATIANUS

Novatianus

c. 200/20 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

31 (51) / 38 (58)

Roman. Founder of Novatianism. In opposition to Pope CorneliusLucius IStephen I and Sixtus II.

22

25 June 253 – 
5 March 254
(253 days)
(253)

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St Lucius I
Papa LUCIUS

Lucius

c. 200 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

48 / 49

Roman. Feast day 5 March.

23

12 March 254 – 
2 Aug 257
(3 years, 143 days)
(1239)

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St Stephen I
PapaSTEPHANUS

Stéphanos

c. 205 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

54 / 57

Greek Roman. Martyred by beheading; feast day 2 August. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with the same feast day.

24

30 Aug 257 – 
6 Aug 258
(341 days)
(341)

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St Sixtus II
Papa XYSTUSSecundus

Síxtos

c. 215 ADAthens, Achaea, Roman Empire[birth 1]

42 / 43

Greek. Martyred by beheading. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 10 August.

25

22 July 259 – 
26 Dec 268
(9 years, 157 days)
(3445)

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St Dionysius
PapaDIONYSIUS

Dionýsios

c. 200 ADTerra Nova, Italy, Roman Empire

59 / 68

Greek. Feast day 26 December.

26

5 Jan 269 – 
30 Dec 274
(5 years, 359 days)
(2185)

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St Felix I
Papa FELIX

Felix

c. 206 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

63 / 68

Roman.

27

4 Jan 275 – 
7 Dec 283
(8 years, 337 days)
(3259)

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St Eutychian
PapaEUTYCHIANUS

Eutychianus

c. 240 ADLuna, Italy, Roman Empire (Now Luni, Italy)

35 / 43

Roman.

28

17 Dec 283 – 
22 April 296
(12 years, 127 days)
(4510)

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St Caius
Papa CAIUS

Caius
(or Gaius)

c. 245 ADSalonaDalmatia, Roman Empire

38 / 51

Roman. First pope from Croatia. Martyred by beheading (according to legend). Feast day 22 April. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 11 August.

29

30 June 296 – 
26 April 304
(7 years, 301 days)
(2856)

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St Marcellinus
PapaMARCELLINUS

Marcellinus

c. 250 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

46 / 54

Roman. Feast day 26 April. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 7 June.

30

27 May 308 – 
16 Jan 309
(234 days)
(234)

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St Marcellus I
PapaMARCELLUS

Marcellus

c. 255 ADRome, Roman Empire[birth 2]

53 / 54

Roman. Banished from Rome under Maxentius (309).

31

18 April 309 – 
17 Aug 310
(1 year, 121 days)
(486)

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St Eusebius
PapaEUSEBIUS

Eusébios

c. 255 ADSardinia, Roman Empire

54 / 54 (†55)

Greek. Banished by the emperor Maxentius, and died in exile.

32

2 July 311 – 
10 Jan 314
(2 years, 192 days)
(923)

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St Miltiades
(Melchiades)
PapaMILTIADES

Miltiades
(or Melchiades)

c. 270 ADAfrica, Roman Empire

41 / 44

Roman. First pope after the end of the persecution of Christians through the Edict of Milan (313 AD) issued by Constantine the Great. Presided over the Lateran council of 313.

33

31 Jan 314 – 
31 Dec 335
(21 years, 334 days)
(8004)

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St Sylvester I
PapaSILVESTER

Silvester

c. 285 ADFanum Sancti Angeli de ScalaApulia et Calabria, Roman Empire

29 / 50

Roman. Feast day 31 December. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 2 January. First Council of Nicaea (325). Under him was built: the Basilica of St. John LateranSanta Croce in Gerusalemme and Old St. Peter's Basilica. Stated to be the recipient of the Donation of Constantine, which was later shown to be a forgery.

34

18 Jan 336 – 
7 Oct 336
(263 days)
(263)

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St Mark
PapaMARCUS

Marcus

c. 290 ADRome, Roman Empire

46 / 46

Roman. One of Mark's undertakings was to compile stories of the lives of martyrs and bishops before his time. There is some reason to believe he founded two churches in the area of Rome. One of them is still known to this day as the Church of San Marco, although it is greatly changed since his time. The other church was at the Catacomb of Balbina, a cemetery. Emperor Constantine gave gifts of land and furnishing for both buildings. Feast day 7 October.

35

6 Feb 337 – 
12 April 352
(15 years, 66 days)
(5544)

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St Julius I
Papa IULIUS

Iulius

c. 280 ADRome, Roman Empire

57 / 72

Roman. Arian controversy. Cred with splitting the birth of Christ into two distinct celebrations: The Epiphany stayed on the traditional date, and the Nativity was added on 25 December.

36

17 May 352 – 
24 Sep 366
(14 years, 130 days)
(5243)

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Liberius
PapaLIBERIUS

Liberius

c. 310 ADRome, Roman Empire

42 / 56

Roman. Earliest pope not canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 27 August.[10]

355 – 
22 Nov 365
(10 years, 0 days)
(3653)

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St Felix II
AntipapaFELIXsecundus

Felix

Rome, Roman Empire

Roman. In opposition to Pope Liberius. Installed by Roman Emperor Constantius II.

37

1 Oct 366 – 
11 Dec 384
(18 years, 71 days)
(6646)

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St Damasus I
PapaDAMASUS

Damasus

c. 305 ADEgitaniaLusitania, Roman Empire

60 / 78

Roman. And the first pope from Portugal. Patron of Jerome, commissioned the Vulgate translation of the Bible. Council of Rome (382). First pope to be the official head of the church after the Emperor Gratian abdicates the title of "Pontifex Maximus".

1 Oct 366 – 
16 Nov 367
(1 year, 46 days)
(411)

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Ursicinus
AntipapaURSICINUS

Ursinus
(or Ursicinus)

Rome, Roman Empire

Roman. In opposition to Pope Damasus I. Banished to Gallia by the emperor Valentinian II after a war between two sects and died after 384.

38

17 Dec 384 – 
26 Nov 399
(14 years, 344 days)
(5457)

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St Siricius
PapaSIRICIUS

Sicirius

c. 334 ADRome, Roman Empire

50 / 65

Roman. His famous letters—the earliest surviving texts of papal decretals—focus particularly on religious discipline and include decisions on baptism, consecration, ordination, penance, and continence. Siricius’ important decretal of 386 (written to Bishop Himerius of Tarragona), commanding celibacy for priests, was the first decree on this subject.[11]

39
Coat of arms of the House of Massimo.svg

27 Nov 399 – 
19 Dec 401
(2 years, 22 days)
(753)

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St Anastasius I
PapaANASTASIUS

Anastasius Maximus

c. 340 ADRome, Roman Empire

59 / 61

Roman. Instructed priests to stand and bow their heads as they read from the Gospels.

5th century[]

Popes of the 5th century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

40

21 Dec 401 – 
12 March 417
(15 years, 81 days)
(5560)

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St Innocent I
PapaINNOCENTIUS

Innocentius

c. 378 ADAlbanumLatium et Campania, Roman Empire

41 / 57

Roman. Visigoth Sack of Rome (410) under Alaric.

41

18 March 417 – 
26 Dec 418
(1 year, 283 days)
(648)

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St Zosimus
PapaZOSIMUS

Zsimos

c. 370 ADMessurgaLucania et Bruttii, Roman Empire

47 / 48

Greek.

27 Dec 418 – 
3 April 419
(97 days)
(97)

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Eulalius
AntipapaEULALIUS

Eulalius

c. 380 ADRome, Roman Empire

38 / 39 (†42)

Roman. In opposition to Pope Boniface I. Elected on the eve of the election of Boniface, first benefited from the support of the emperor Honorius, but lost it quickly. Exiled in Campania, and died in 423.

42

28 Dec 418 – 
4 Sep 422
(3 years, 250 days)
(1346)

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St Boniface I
PapaBONIFACIUS

Bonifacius

c. 377 ADRome, Roman Empire

43 / 47

Roman.

43

10 Sep 422 – 
27 July 432
(9 years, 321 days)
(3608)

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St Celestine I
PapaCAELESTINUS

Caelestinus

c. 380 ADCampania, Roman Empire

42 / 52

Roman. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 8 April.

44

31 July 432 – 
18 Aug 440
(8 years, 18 days)
(2940)

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St Sixtus III
Papa XYXTUSTertius

Xystus

c. 390 ADRome, Roman Empire

42 / 50

Roman.

45

29 Sep 440 – 
10 Nov 461
(21 years, 42 days)
(7712)

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St Leo I
(Leo the Great)
Papa LEOMAGNUS

Leo

c. 390 ADEtruria, Roman Empire

50 / 71

Roman. Convinced Attila the Hun to turn back his invasion of Italy. Wrote the Tomewhich was instrumental in the Council of Chalcedon and in defining the hypostatic union. Feast day 10 November. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 18 February.

46

19 Nov 461 – 
29 Feb 468
(6 years, 102 days)
(2293)

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St Hilarius
PapaHILARIUS

Hilarius

c. 400 ADSardinia, Western Roman Empire

46 / 53

Roman.

47

3 March 468 – 
10 March 483
(15 years, 7 days)
(5485)

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St Simplicius
PapaSIMPLICIUS

Simplicius

c. 430 ADTibur, Western Roman Empire

38 / 53

Roman. Papacy during the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and subsequent overtaking of Rome and Italy in general by Odoacer.

48

13 March 483 – 
1 March 492
(8 years, 354 days)
(3276)

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St Felix III(Felix II)
Papa FELIXTertius (Secundus)

AniciusFelix

c. 440 ADRome, Western Roman Empire

43 / 52

Imperial Roman pope. Sometimes called Felix II. Great-great-grandfather of pope Gregory I.

49

1 March 492 – 
21 Nov 496
(4 years, 265 days)
(1726)

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St Gelasius I
PapaGELASIUS

Gelasius

c. 410 ADCabylia, Africa, Western Roman Empire

82 / 86

Roman. The last pope to have been born on the continent of Africa. The first pope called the "Vicar of Christ".[12]

50

24 Nov 496 – 
19 Nov 498
(1 year, 360 days)
(725)

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Anastasius II
PapaANASTASIUSSecundus

Anastasius

c. 445 ADRome, Western Roman Empire

51 / 53

Roman. Tried to end the Acacian schism but it resulted in the Laurentian schism.

51

22 Nov 498 – 
19 July 514
(15 years, 239 days)
(5717)

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St Symmachus
PapaSYMMACHUS

Symmachus

c. 460 ADSardinia, Western Roman Empire

38 / 54

Roman.

22 Nov 498 – 
Aug 506/8
(7 years, 252 days)
(2808)

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Laurence
AntipapaLAURENTIUS

Laurentius

c. 460 ADRome, Western Roman Empire

38 / 46 (†48)

Roman. In opposition to Pope Symmachus. Elected on the same day as Symachus, King Theodoric settled in favor of his adversary. Took control of Rome in 501 and remained pope in fact until 506/08, year of his death.

6th century[]

Popes of the 6th century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

52

20 July 514 – 
6 Aug 523
(9 years, 17 days)
(3304)

52-St.Hormisdas.jpg

St Hormisdas
PapaHORMISDAS

Hormisdas

c. 450 ADFrosino, Latium, Western Roman Empire

64 / 73

Roman. Father of Pope Silverius. Acacian schism.

53

13 Aug 523 – 
18 May 526
(2 years, 278 days)
(1009)

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St John I
PapaIOANNES

Ioannes

c. 470 ADSena Iulia, Etruria, Western Roman Empire

53 / 56

Roman.

54

12 July 526 – 
22 Sep 530
(4 years, 72 days)
(1533)

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St Felix IV
(Felix III)
Papa FELIXQuartus (Tertius)

Felix

c. 490 ADSamniumKingdom of Odoacer

36 / 40

Roman. Sometimes called Felix III. Built Santi Cosma e Damiano.

55

22 Sep 530 – 
17 Oct 532
(2 years, 25 days)
(756)

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Boniface II
PapaBONIFACIUSSecundus

Bonifacius

c. 490 ADRome, Kingdom of Odoacer

40 / 42

First Germanic pope. Changed the numbering of the years in the Julian Calendar from Ab Urbe Condita to Anno Domini.

22 Sep 530 – 
14 Oct 530
(22 days)
(22)

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Dioscore
AntipapaDIOSCORUS

Dióskouros

AlexandriaAegyptus, Byzantine Empire

Greek. In opposition to Pope Boniface II. Candidate of the Byzantine party, elected by the majority of the cardinals and recognized by Constantinople, he died less than a month after his election.

56

2 Jan 533 – 
8 May 535
(2 years, 126 days)
(856)

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John II
PapaIOANNESSecundus

Mercurius

c. 473 ADRome, Western Roman Empire

63 / 65

Roman. First pope not to use his personal name. This was because of the Roman god, Mercury.

57

13 May 535 – 
22 April 536
(356 days)
(356)

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St Agapetus I
PapaAGAPETUS

Agapetus

c. 470 ADRome, Kingdom of Odoacer

45 / 46

Roman. Feast days 22 April and 20 September. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 17 April.

58

8 June 536 – 
11 March 537
(276 days)
(276)

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St Silverius
PapaSILVERIUS

Silverius

c. 480 ADCicanumOstrogothic Kingdom

56 / 57

Roman. Exiled; feast day 20 June, son of Pope Hormisdas.

59

29 March 537 – 
7 June 555
(18 years, 70 days)
(6644)

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Vigilius
PapaVIGILIUS

Vigilius

c. 500 ADRome, Kingdom of Odoacer

37 / 55

Roman.

60

16 April 556 – 
4 March 561
(4 years, 322 days)
(1783)

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Pelagius I
PapaPELAGIUS

Pelagius

c. 505 ADRome, Ostrogothic Kingdom

51 / 56

Roman. Cred with the construction of the basilica of Santi Apostoli.

61

17 July 561 – 
13 July 574
(12 years, 361 days)
(4744)

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John III
PapaIOANNESTertius

Ioannes Catelinus

c. 520 ADRome, Ostrogothic Kingdom

41 / 54

Roman.

62

2 June 575 – 
30 July 579
(4 years, 58 days)
(1519)

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Benedict I
PapaBENEDICTUS

Benedictus

c. 525 ADRome, Ostrogothic Kingdom

50 / 54

Roman.

63

26 Nov 579 – 
7 Feb 590
(10 years, 73 days)
(3726)

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Pelagius II
PapaPELAGIUSSecundus

Pelagius

c. 520 ADRome, Ostrogothic Kingdom

59 / 70

Roman (probably of Ostrogothic descent). Ordered the construction of the Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura.

64

3 Sep 590 – 
12 March 604
(13 years, 191 days)
(4938)

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St Gregory I
(Gregory the Great)
PapaGREGORIUSMAGNUS

Anicius Gregorius
O.S.B.

c. 540 ADRome, Byzantine Empire

50 / 64

Last imperial Roman Pope. Great-great-grandson of pope Felix III. The first formally to employ the titles Servus servorum Dei and Pontifex Maximus. Established the Gregorian chant. Feast day 3 September. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 12 March. Known as "the Father of Christian Worship". Known as "St. Gregory the Dialogist" in Eastern Orthodoxy.

7th century[]

Popes of the 7th century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

65

13 Sep 604 – 
22 Feb 606
(1 year, 162 days)
(527)

65-Sabinian.jpg

Sabinian
PapaSABINIANUS

Sabinianus

c. 530 ADBlera, Byzantine Empire

74 / 76

Roman. For the next two centuries the Roman popes were all controlled by the Byzantine Empire.

66

19 Feb 607 – 
12 Nov 607
(266 days)
(266)

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Boniface III
PapaBONIFACIUSTertius

Boniphátios Kataandiókēs

c. 540 ADRome, Byzantine Empire

67 / 67

Greek Roman.

67

15 Sep 608 – 
8 May 615
(6 years, 235 days)
(2426)

67-St.Boniface IV.jpg

St Boniface IV
PapaBONIFACIUSQuartus

Bonifacius
O.S.B.

c. 550 ADMarsica, Byzantine Empire

58 / 65

Roman. First pope to bear the same name as his immediate predecessor. Member of the Order of Saint Benedict.

68

13 Nov 615 – 
8 Nov 618
(2 years, 360 days)
(1091)

68-St.Adeodatus I.jpg

St Adeodatus I
(Deusd)
PapaADEODATUSsiveDEUSD

Adeodatus
(or Deusd)

c. 570 ADRome, Byzantine Empire

55 / 58

Roman. Sometimes called Deusd, as a result Pope Adeodatus II is sometimes called Pope Adeodatus without a number. The first pope to use lead seals on papal documents, which in time came to be called Papal bulls.

69

23 Dec 619 – 
25 Oct 625
(5 years, 306 days)
(2133)

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Boniface V
PapaBONIFACIUSQuintus

Boniphátios Phoumínos

c. 575 ADNeapolis, Byzantine Empire

44 / 50

Greek.

70

27 Oct 625 – 
12 Oct 638
(12 years, 350 days)
(4733)

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Honorius I
PapaHONORIUS

Honorius

c. 585 ADCeperanum, Campania, Byzantine Empire

40 / 53

Roman. Named a heretic and anathematized by the Third Council of Constantinople. (680)

71

28 May 640 – 
2 Aug 640
(66 days)
(66)

71-Severinus.jpg

Severinus
PapaSEVERINUS

Severinus

c. 585 ADRome, Byzantine Empire

55 / 55

Roman.

72

24 Dec 640 – 
12 Oct 642
(1 year, 292 days)
(657)

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John IV
PapaIOANNESQuartus

Iōánnēs

c. 587 ADIadera, Dalmatia, Byzantine Empire

40 / 42

Greek. Second pope from Croatia.

73

24 Nov 642 – 
14 May 649
(6 years, 171 days)
(2363)

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Theodore I
PapaTHEODORUS

Theódōros

c. 610 ADHierosolyma, Byzantine Empire

32 / 39

Greek. The last pope from Palestine. Planned the Lateran Council of 649, but died before it could open.

74

5 July 649 – 
12 Nov 655
(6 years, 130 days)
(2321)

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St Martin I
PapaMARTINUS

Martinus

c. 590 ADNear TuderUmbria, Byzantine Empire

59 / 65

Roman. Last pope recognized as a martyr. Feast day of 12 November. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 14 April.

75

10 Aug 654 – 
2 June 657
(2 years, 296 days)
(1027)

75-St.Eugene I.jpg

St Eugene I
PapaEUGENIUS

Eugenius

c. 615 ADRome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

39 / 42

Roman.

76

30 July 657 – 
27 Jan 672
(14 years, 181 days)
(5294)

76-St.Vitalian.jpg

St Vitalian
PapaVITALIANUS

Vitalianus

c. 600 Signia, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

57 / 72

Roman.

77

11 April 672 – 
17 June 676
(4 years, 67 days)
(1528)

77-Adeodatus II.jpg

Adeodatus II
PapaADEODATUSSecundus

Adeodatus
(or Deusd)
O.S.B.

c. 621 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

51 / 55

Roman. Sometimes called Pope Adeodatus (without a number) in reference to Pope Adeodatus I sometimes being called Pope Deusd. Member of the Order of Saint Benedict.

78

2 Nov 676 – 
11 April 678
(1 year, 160 days)
(525)

78-Donus.jpg

Donus
Papa DONUS

Donus

c. 610 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

66 / 68

Roman.

79

27 June 678 – 
10 Jan 681
(2 years, 197 days)
(928)

79-St.Agatho.jpg

St Agatho
PapaAGATHO

Agáthōn

c. 577 PanormusSicilia, Byzantine Empire

101 / 104

Greek. The oldest pope in history.[dubious discuss]

Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 20 February.

80

17 Aug 682 – 
3 July 683
(320 days)
(320)

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St Leo II
Papa LEOSecundus

Léōn

c. 611 Aydonum, Sicily, Byzantine Empire

71 / 72

Greek. Feast day 3 July.

81
C o a Onorio IV.svg

26 June 684 – 
8 May 685
(316 days)
(316)

81-St.Benedict II.jpg

St Benedict II
PapaBENEDICTUSSecundus

Benedictus Sabellus

c. 635 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

49 / 50

Roman. Feast day 7 May.

82

23 July 685 – 
2 Aug 686
(1 year, 10 days)
(375)

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John V
PapaIOANNESQuintus

Iōánnēs

c. 635 Antiochia, Syria, Byzantine Empire

50 / 51

Converted Syrian.

83

21 Oct 686 – 
21 Sep 687
(335 days)
(335)

83-Conon.jpg

Conon
Papa CONON

Kónōn

c. 630 Thracia, Byzantine Empire

56 / 57

Greek.

84

15 Dec 687 – 
8 Sep 701
(13 years, 267 days)
(5015)

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St Sergius I
PapaSERGIUS

Sérgios

c. 650 Palermo, Sicily, Byzantine Empire

37 / 51

Converted Syrian. Introduced the singing of the Lamb of God at mass.[12]

8th century[]

Popes of the 8th century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

85

30 Oct 701 – 
11 Jan 705
(3 years, 73 days)
(1169)

85-John VI.jpg

John VI
Papa IOANNESSextus

Iōánnēs

c. 650 Ephesus, Byzantine Empire

46 / 50

Greek. The only pope who came from Asia Minor.

86

1 March 705 – 
18 Oct 707
(2 years, 231 days)
(961)

86-John VII.jpg

John VII
Papa IOANNESSeptimus

Iōánnēs

c. 655 RossanumCalabria, Byzantine Empire

55 / 57

Greek. The second pope to bear the same name as his immediate predecessor.

87

15 Jan 708 – 
4 Feb 708
(20 days)
(20)

87-Sisinnius.jpg

Sisinnius
Papa SISINNIUS

Sisínios

c. 650 Syria, Rashidun Caliphate

58 / 58

Converted Syrian.

88

25 March 708 – 
9 April 715
(7 years, 15 days)
(2571)

88-Constantine.jpg

Constantine
PapaCOSTANTINUSsiveCONSTANTINUS

Kōnstantínos

c. 664 Syria, Umayyad Caliphate

44 / 51

Converted Syrian. Last pope to visit Greece while in office, until John Paul II in 2001.

89
C o a Onorio IV.svg

19 May 715 – 
11 Feb 731
(15 years, 268 days)
(5747)

89-St.Gregory II.jpg

St Gregory II
PapaGREGORIUSSecundus

Gregorius Sabellus

c. 669 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

46 / 62

Roman. Feast day 11 February. Held the Synod of Rome (721).

90

18 March 731 – 
28 Nov 741
(10 years, 255 days)
(3908)

90-St.Gregory III.jpg

St Gregory III
PapaGREGORIUSTertius

Grēgórios

c. 669 Syria, Umayyad Caliphate

41 / 51

Converted Syrian. The last pope from Syria. The third pope to bear the same name as his immediate predecessor. Was previously the last pope to have been born outside Europe until the election of Francisin 2013.

91

3 Dec 741 – 
22 March 752
(10 years, 110 days)
(3762)

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St Zachary
PapaZACHARIAS

Zakharías

c. 679 Sancta Severina, Calabria, Byzantine Empire

62 / 73

Greek. Feast day 15 March. Built the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.

(never consecrated)

22 March 752 – 
25 March 752
(3)
(Never took office as pope)

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Pope-elect Stephen
(Stephen II)
Papa ElectusSTEPHANUS
(STEPHANUSSecundus)

Stephanus

c. 700 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

52 / 52

Roman. Sometimes known as Stephen II. Died three days after his election; never receiving episcopal consecration. Some lists still include him. The Vatican sanctioned his addition in the sixteenth century; removed in 1961. He is no longer considered a pope by the Catholic Church.

92
C o a Niccolo III.svg

26 March 752 – 
26 April 757
(5 years, 31 days)
(1857)

92-Stephen II.jpg

Stephen II
(Stephen III)
PapaSTEPHANUSSecundus (Tertius)

Stephanus Orsinus

c. 714 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

38 / 43

Roman. Sometimes called Stephen III. The Donation of Pepin. Brother of Paul I.

93
C o a Niccolo III.svg

29 May 757 – 
28 June 767
(10 years, 30 days)
(3682)

93-St.Paul I.jpg

St Paul I
Papa PAULUS

Paulus Orsinus

c. 700 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

57 / 67

Roman. Brother of Stephen II.

94

7 Aug 768 – 
24 Jan 772
(3 years, 170 days)
(1265)

94-Stephen III.jpg

Stephen III
(Stephen IV)
PapaSTEPHANUSTertius (Quartus)

Stéphanos

c. 723 Syracuse, Thema Sicelias, Byzantine Empire

45 / 49

Greek. Sometimes called Stephen IV. The Lateran Council (769).

95
C o a Martino V.svg

1 Feb 772 – 
26 Dec 795
(23 years, 328 days)
(8729)

95-Adrian I.jpg

Adrian I
PapaHADRIANUS

Hadrianus Columna

a. 700/12 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

60 (72) / 83 (95)

Roman.

96

26 Dec 795 – 
12 June 816
(20 years, 169 days)
(7474)

96-St.Leo III.jpg

St Leo III
Papa LEO Tertius

Leo

c. 750 Rome, Duchy of Rome
(formallyByzantine Empire)

45 / 66

Roman. Crowned CharlemagneImperator Augus on Christmas Day, 800, thereby initiating what would become the office of Holy Roman Emperor requiring the imprimatur of the pope for its legitimacy.

9th century[]

Popes of the 9th century

Pontiff
number

Pontificate

Portrait

Name: English
· Latin

Personal name

Place of birth

Age at start/
end of papacy

Notes

97
C o a Martino V.svg

22 June 816 – 
24 Jan 817
(216 days)
(216)

97-Stephen IV.jpg

Stephen IV
(Stephen V)
PapaSTEPHANUSQuartus (Quintus)

Stefano Colonna

c. 770 Rome, Papal States

46 / 47

Early Italian. Sometimes called Stephen V.

98
Coat of arms of the House of Massimo.svg

25 Jan 817 – 
11 Feb 824
(7 years, 17 days)
(2573)

98-St.Paschal I.jpg

St Paschal I
PapaPASCHALIS

Pasquale Massimi

c. 775 Rome, Papal States

42 / 49

Italian, son of Bonosus and Episcopa Theodora. Cred with finding the body of Saint Cecilia in the Catacomb of Callixtus, building the basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere and the church of Santa Maria in Domnica.

99
C o a Onorio IV.svg

8 May 824 – 
27 Aug 827
(3 years, 111 days)
(1206)

99-Eugene II.jpg

Eugene II
PapaEUGENIUSSecundus

Eugenio Savelli

c. 780 Rome, Papal States

44 / 47

Italian.

100

31 Aug 827 – 
10 Oct 827
(40 days)
(40)

100-Valentine.jpg

Valentine
PapaVALENTINUS

Valentino Leoni

c. 780 Rome, Papal States

47 / 47

Italian.

101

20 Dec 827 – 
25 Jan 844
(16 years, 36 days)
(5880)

101-Gregory IV.jpg

Gregory IV
PapaGREGORIUSQuartus

Gregorio

c. 790 Rome, Papal States

37 / 54

Italian. Rebuilt the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilicaand in the newly decorated chapel transferred the body of Gregory I.

102
C o a Martino V.svg

25 Jan 844 – 
27 Jan 847
(3 years, 2 days)
(1098)

102-Sergius II.jpg

Sergius II