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List of the most notable and famous Popes in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Popes worldwide and top Popes in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Popes to the lesser known Popes in history and today, these are the top Popes in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Popes in the world?". These people, like Pope Adeodatus I and Pope Zosimus include images when available. You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use regularly. (263 Items)
Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Benedict XVI (born 16 April 1927) is a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as head of the Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in ...more
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II; Italian: Giovanni Paolo II; Polish: Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛv vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the Pope ...more

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Pope Urban II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Urban II (Latin: Urbanus II; c. 1035 – 29 July 1099), born Odo of Châtillon or Otho de Lagery, was Pope from 12 March 1088 to his death in 1099. Urban II was a native of France. He ...more

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Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Pius XII (Italian: Pio XII), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (Italian pronunciation: [euˈdʒɛːnjo maˈriːa dʒuˈzɛppe dʒoˈvanni paˈtʃɛlli]; 2 March 1876 – 9 October 1958), was ...more
Pope Innocent III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Innocent III (Latin: Innocentius III; 1160 or 1161 – 16 July 1216), born Lotario dei Conti di Segni (anglicized as Lothar of Segni) reigned from 8 January 1198 to his death in 1216. Pope ...more
Saint Peter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Popes
Saint Peter (Syriac: ܫܸܡܥܘܿܢ ܟܹ݁ܐܦ݂ܵܐ, Šemʿōn Kēp̄ā; Hebrew: שמעון בר יונה‎ Šimʿōn bar Yōnāh; Greek: Πέτρος, translit. Petros; Coptic: ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲥ, romanized: Petros; Latin: Petrus; r. AD 30; died ...more
Pope Gregory IX is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. He is known for issuing the Decretales and ...more
Pope John XXIII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes; Italian: Giovanni; born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963) was head of the Catholic ...more
Pope Pius XI is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Pius XI, (Italian: Pio XI) born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti (Italian: [amˈbrɔ:dʒo daˈmja:no aˈkille ˈratti]; 31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), was head of the Catholic Church from 6 ...more
Pope Leo XIII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Leo XIII (Italian: Leone XIII; born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci [vinˈtʃɛntso dʒoakˈkiːno raffaˈɛːle luˈiːdʒi ˈpettʃi]; 2 March 1810 – 20 July 1903) was head of the Catholic ...more
Pope John XIV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John XIV (Latin: Ioannes XIV; died 20 August 984) was Pope from December 983 to his death in 984. He was the successor to Pope Benedict VII. John XIV was born at Pavia, and before his ...more
Pope John XXII is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John XXII (Latin: Ioannes XXII; 1244 – 4 December 1334), born Jacques Duèze (or d'Euse), was Pope from 7 August 1316 to his death in 1334. He was the second and longest-reigning ...more
Pope Gregory I is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was Pope from 3 September 590 to 12 March 604 AD. He is famous for instigating the first ...more
Pope Paul VI is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Paul VI (Latin: Paulus VI; Italian: Paolo VI; born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanːi baˈtːista enˈriːko anˈtɔːnjo maˈriːa monˈtiːni]); 26 ...more
Pope Clement VII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Clement VII (Italian: Papa Clemente VII; Latin: Clemens VII) (26 May 1478 – 25 September 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal ...more
Pope Alexander VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja (Valencian: Roderic Llançol i de Borja [roðeˈɾiɡ ʎanˈsɔl i ðe ˈbɔɾdʒa], Spanish: Rodrigo Lanzol y de Borja [roˈðɾiɣo lanˈθol i ðe ...more
Pope Pius X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Pius X (Italian: Pio X), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe melˈkjɔrre ˈsarto]; 2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), was head of the Catholic Church from August 1903 to his death ...more
Pope Benedict VI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Benedict VI (Latin: Benedictus VI; died June 974) was Pope from 19 January 973 to his death in 974. His brief pontificate occurred in the political context of the establishment of the Holy ...more
Pope John XXI is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John XXI (Latin: Ioannes XXI; c. 1215 – 20 May 1277), born Peter Juliani (Latin: Petrus Iulianus; Portuguese: Pedro Julião), was Pope from 8 September 1276 to his death in 1277. ...more
Pope John XII is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John XII can also refer to Pope John XII of Alexandria.Pope John XII (Latin: Ioannes XII; c. 930/937 – 14 May 964) was head of the Catholic Church from 16 December 955 to his death in 964. ...more

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Pope Gregory V is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Gregory V, born Bruno of Carinthia (Latin: Gregorius V; c. 972 – 18 February 999) was Pope from 3 May 996 to his death in 999.
Pope Gregory III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Gregory III (Latin: Gregorius III; died 28 November 741) was Bishop of Rome from 11 February 731 to his death in 741. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by ...more
Pope Stephen VII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Stephen VII (Latin: Stephanus VII; died 15 March 931) was Pope from February 929 to his death in 931. A candidate of the infamous Marozia, his pontificate occurred during the period known ...more
Pope Pius IX is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope Pius IX (Italian: Pio IX; 13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti (Italian: [dʒoˈvanːi maˈriːa maˈstai feˈrːetːi]), was head of the Catholic Church from 16 June ...more
Pope John Paul I is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Popes
Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus I; Italian: Giovanni Paolo I; born Albino Luciani [alˈbiːno luˈtʃaːni]; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign ...more