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The names, numbering and dates of the Popes, and names and dates of antipopes, is from the Catholic Encyclopedia, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12272b.htm

13/3/2013, The 266th Pope was elected (born 17/12/1936), he took the name Francis I. This name broke a tradition, dating from Pope Lando (913-914) that no Pope takes a name not already used by a predecessor.

28/2/2013, Pope Benedict XVI (265th Pope) resigned, the first Pope to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first voluntary resignation since Celestine V in 1294.

19/4/2005, Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI (265th Pope) on the second day of the Papal Conclave.

2/4/2005, Pope John Paul II (264th Pope), elected 16/10/1978, died aged 84.   Four million people travelled to The Vatican to mourn him.

16/10/1978. Karol Wojtyla, from Poland, Archbishop of Cracow, became the first non-Italian Pope since 1542, as Pope John Paul II (264th Pope). See 2/4/2005.

28/9/1978. Pope John Paul I (263rd Pope) died, after just 33 days in office.

26/8/1978. After the death of Pope Paul VI (262nd Pope) on 6/8/1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani was elected Pope John Paul I.

30/6/1963. Coronation of Giovanni Batista Montini as Pope Paul VI (262nd Pope).

21/6/1963, Giovanni Battista Montini was elected as Pope Paul VI.

3/6/1963, Pope John XXIII (261st Pope), Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, died.

28/10/1958. Cardinal Roncalli was elected Pope John XXIII (261st Pope), succeeding Pope Pius XII (260th Pope), who died on 9/10/1958.

2/3/1939, Pope Pius XII (260th Pope) took office.

10/2/1939. Death of Pope Pius XI (259th Pope). Pope Pius XII was crowned on 2/3/1939.

1922, Pope Benedict XV (258th Pope) died. Pope Pius XI (259th Pope) acceded (died 1939)

3/9/1914. Pope Benedict XV (258th Pope) was elected (died 1922).

20/8/1914. In Rome, Pope Pius X (257th Pope) died.

9/8/1903, Pope Pius X (257th Pope) was crowned before a crowd of 70,000 in Rome.

20/7/1903, Leo XIII (Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci), (256th Pope) Pope since 1878, died aged 93.

20/2/1878. Pope Leo XIII (Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci) (256th Pope) was elected, after a third ballot, following the death of Pope Pius IX (255th Pope) (see 7/2/1878). Pope Leo XIII then began negotiating with the German government to end the crackdown on the influence of the church in Germany, or Kulturkampf.

7/2/1878, Pope Pius IX (255th Pope) died after a reign of over 31 years was succeeded by Pope Leo XIII (256th Pope) (Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci). See 20/2/1878.

16/6/1846, Pope Pius IX (255th Pope) was elected, beginning the longest reign in the history of the Papacy.

9/6/1846, Pope Gregory XVI (254th Pope) died.

2/2/1831, Pope Gregory XVI (254th Pope) acceded.

1/12/1830, Pope Pius VIII (253rd Pope) died.

10/2/1829, Pope Leo XII (252nd Pope) died. Pope Pius VIII (253rd Pope) acceded.

20/8/1823, Pope Pius VII (251st Pope) died. Pope Leo XII (252nd Pope) acceded.

1800, Pope Pius VII (251st Pope) acceded (died 1823)

29/8/1799, Pope Pius VI (born 1717) (250th Pope) died.

15/2/1775, After a long conclave, Pope Pius VI (250th Pope) acceded. Formerly Cardinal Gianangelo Braschi, died 1799.

22/9/1774, Pope Clement XIV (249th Pope) died.

19/5/1769, Pope Clement XIII (248th Pope) died. Pope Clement XIV (249th Pope), formerly Cardinal Lorenzo Ganganelli, acceded, died 1774.

3/5/1758, Pope Benedict XIV (247th Pope) died. Pope Clement XIII (248th Pope),  acceded, formerly Cardinal Carlo della Torre Rezzonico(from 1737); he  died in 1769.

1740, Pope Clement XII (246th  Pope) died. Pope Benedict XIV (247th  Pope),  acceded, formerly Cardinal Prospero Lambertini, died 1758.

1730, Pope Benedict XIII (245th Pope) died. Pope Clement XII (246th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Lorenzo Corsini, died 1740,

1724, Pope Benedict XIII (245th Pope) acceded (died 1730)

7/3/1724, Pope Innocent XIII (244th Pope) died.

1721, Pope Innocent XIII (244th Pope) acceded (died 1724).

1700, Pope Clement XI (243rd Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Gian Francesco Albani, died 1721.

27/9/1700, Pope Innocent XII (242nd Pope) died.

1691, Pope Alexander VIII (241st Pope) died. Pope Innocent XII (242nd Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Antonio Pignatelli, died 1700.

1689, Pope Alexander VIII (241st Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, died 1691.

12/8/1689, Pope Innocent XI (240th Pope) died.

1676, Pope Clement X (239th Pope) died. Pope Innocent XI (240th Pope), acceded, formerly Cardinal Benedetto Odescalchi (died 1689).

1670, Pope Clement X (239th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Emilio Altieri, born 1590, died 1676.

1669, Pope Clement IX (238th Pope) died.

1667, Pope Alexander VII (237th Pope) died. Pope Clement IX (238th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi, died 1669.

1655, Pope Alexander VII (237th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Fabio Chigi, died 1667.

7/1/1655, Pope Innocent X (236th Pope) died.

1644, Pope Urban VIII (235th Pope) died. Pope Innocent X (236th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Giovanni Battista Pamfili (died 1655).

1623, Pope Urban VIII (235th Pope) acceded, formerly Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (died 1644).

8/7/1623, Pope Gregory XV (234th Pope) died.

1621, Pope Gregory XV (234th Pope) acceded (formerly Cardinal Alexander Ludovisi, died 1623).

28/1/1621, Pope Paul V (233rd Pope) died.

5/3/1605, Pope Clement VIII (231st Pope) (born 1533) died. Cardinal Alessandro de Medici elected as Pope Leo XI (232nd Pope) (April 1605), but died that year. Pope Paul V (233rd Pope), formerly Cardinal Camillo Borghese, acceded (died 1621).

1592, Pope Clement VIII (231st Pope) acceded (formerly Cardinal Ippolito Aldobrandini) (died 1605).

30/12/1591, Pope Innocent IX (230th Pope) died.

29/10/1591, Pope Innocent IX became the 230th Pope.

16/10/1591, Pope Gregory XIV (229th Pope) died.

1590, Pope Gregory XIV (229th Pope), formerly Cardinal Niccolo Sfomdrato, acceded (died 1591).

1590, Pope Urban V (228th Pope), formerly Cardinal Giambattista Castagna, acceded, but died 12 days later.

27/8/1590, Pope Sixtus V (227th Pope) died.

1585, Pope Sixtus V (227th Pope), formerly Cardinal Felice Peretti, acceded.

10/4/1585, Pope Gregory XIII (226th Pope) died.

1572, Pope Gregory XIII acceded (226th Pope) . Formerly Cardinal Ugo Buoncompagni (born 1502), he died in 1585.

1/5/1572, Pope Pius V (225th Pope) (born 1504) died.

8/1/1566, Pope Pius V (225th Pope) acceded. Formerly Cardinal Michaele Ghisleri (1504 – 1572)

9/12/1565, Pope Pius IV (224th Pope) died (born 1499).

25/12/1559, Pope Pius IV (born 31/3/1499), (224th Pope) acceded ((formerly Cardinal Giovanni de Medici, died 1565).

9/8/1559, Pope Paul IV (223rd Pope) died, aged 83. In Rome his statue was torn down, the prisoners of the Inquisition freed, and Inquisition records destroyed.

1555, Pope Paul IV (223rd Pope) acceded (formerly Cardinal Giovanni Pietro Caraffa).

30/4/1555, Pope Marcellus II (formerly Cardinal Marcello Cervino) (222nd Pope) died, aged 54. He was succeeded by Pope Paul IV. Paul ordered that the Jewish quarter in Rome be walled, creating the Ghetto of Rome. Palestrina was appointed a member of the Pontifical Choir by Paul IV without examination creating resentment amongst the other choir members.

10/4/1555, Pope Marcellus II was elected Pope.

23/3/1555, Pope Julius III (221st Pope) died (born 1487), aged 67. He was succeeded by Pope Marcellus II,

2/1550, Julius III (221st Pope) acceded (born 1487). Prevoiously Cardinal Giovanni del Monte, he died in 1555.

10/11/1549, Pope Paul III (220th Pope) died.

25/9/1534, Pope Clement VII (219th Pope) died after eating poisonous mushrooms (born 1475). Pope Paul III (220th Pope), formerly Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1468-1549) acceded.

19/11/1523, Pope Clement VII (219th Pope) (died 1534) succeeded Pope Adrian VI .

14/9/1523, Pope Adrian VI, Adrian Dedel, Dutch, (218th Pope) died, aged 64. The last non-Italian Pope until John Paul II (acceded 1978), he allied with the Holy Roman Emperor, Venice and England against France. This split the forces of Christendom, resulting in the loss of Rhodes to the Ottoman Turks.

9/1/1522, Pope Adrian VI (218th Pope) acceded (died 1523).

1/12/1521, Pope Leo X (217th Pope) died.

21/2/1513, Pope Julius II (216th Pope) died.

31/10/1503, Pope Julius II (216th Pope) succeeded Pope Pius III.

18/10/1503, Pope  Pius III died.

22/9/1503, Pope Pius III (215th Pope) (Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini) succeeded Pope Alexander VI.  However he died on 18/10/1503.

18/8/1503. Death of Pope Alexander VI (214th Pope), or Rodrigo Borgia, aged 74.

10/8/1492. Pope Innocent VIII (213rd Pope) was succeeded by Rodrigo de Borgia. He took the name Pope Alexander VI. Rodrigo Borgia had bribed enough cardinals to ensure his election as Pope. See 18/8/1503.

24/7/1492, Pope Innocent VIII (213rd Pope) died.

1484, Pope Innocent VIII (213rd Pope) acceded (died 1492)/

12/8/1484, Pope Sixtus V (212nd Pope) died, and was succeeded by Pope Innocent VIII.

1471, Pope Sixtus IV (212nd Pope) acceded (died 1485)

25/7/1471, Pope Paul II (211st Pope) died, aged 54. He was succeeded by Pope Sixtus IV.

1464, Pope Paul II (211st Pope) acceded (died 1471)

14/8/1464, Pope Pius II (210th Pope) died.

1458, Pope Pius II (Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini) (210th Pope) acceded (died 1464)

6/8/1458, Pope Calistus III (209th Pope) died.

8/4/1455, Pope Callistus III (born 1378) (209th Pope) acceded (died 1458).

24/3/1455, Pope Nicholas V (208th Pope) died.

1448, Pope Nicholas V (208th Pope) acceeded.

1431, Pope Eugene IV (207th Pope) acceded (died 1447). Opposed by antipope Felix V (Amadeus of Savoy)

20/2/1431, Pope Martin V (206th Pope) died (acceded 1417).

1417, Pope Benedict XIII, Pedro de Luna, antipope, acceded 1394, was deposed by the Council of Constance. However he maintained his position as ‘Pope’ until his death. In Rome, Martin V (died 1431) was elected as true Pope (206th Pope); end of the Great Schism.

18/10/1417, Pope Gregory XII (205th Pope) was killed (acceded 1406).

1415, Pope John XXIII, Baldassare Cossa, antipope, acceded 1400, deposed.

1409, Pope Alexander V, Pietro Philarghi, antipope, acceded (ruled to 1410).

1378-1417 The Great Schism of the Papacy, with rival Popes in Avignon and Rome.

1406, Pope Gregory XII (205th Pope) acceded.

6/11/1406, Pope Innocent VII (204th Pope) died.

1404, Pope Innocent VII (204th Pope) acceded (died 1406).

1400, Pope John XXIII, antipope, Baldassare Cossa, acceded. Ruled until 1415.

1394, Pope Benedict XIII, antipope, Pedro de Luna, acceded. Ruled till 1417.

1389, Pope Boniface IX (203rd Pope) elected at Rome (died 1404)

1378, Pope Clement VII, antipope, Robert of Geneva, acceded. Ruled until 1394.

27/3/1378, Pope Gregory XI died.

1378, Pope Urban VI (202nd Pope) acceded. Ruled until 1389.

1305-1377 The Avignon Period of the Papacy

1370, Pope Gregory XI (201st Pope) acceded (died 1378)

1362, Pope Urban V (200th Pope) acceded (died 1370).

12/9/1362, Pope Innocent VI died.

1352, Pope Innocent VI (199th Pope) acceded (died 1362)

1342, Pope Clement VI (198th Pope) acceded (died 1352).

1334, Pope Benedict XII (197th Pope) acceded (died 1342).

4/12/1334, Pope John XXII died at Avignon, aged 85. He was succeeded by Jacques Fournier, who became Pope Benedict XII.

1328, Pope Nicholas, antipope, acceded. Ruled until 1330.

1316, Pope John XXII (196th Pope) acceded (died 1334).

1305, Pope Clement V (French, 195th Pope) acceded (died 1314).

1303, Pope Benedict IX, (194th Pope), acceded. Ruled until 1304.

11/11/1303, Pope Boniface VIII died.

23/12/1294. Boniface VIII (193rd Pope, died 1303) was made Pope in succession to Celestine V, 192nd Pope, who abdicated after 5 months on 13/12/1294.

1288, Pope Nicholas IV, 191st Pope, acceded. Ruled until 1292.

3/4/1287, Pope Honorius IV (190th Pope) died.

1285, Pope Honorius IV (190th Pope) acceded (died 1287).

1281, Pope Martin IV (189th Pope) acceded (died 1285)

1277, Pope Nicholas III (188th Pope) acceded (died 1280).

1276, No less than four Popes ruled this year; Gregory X (184th Pope), Innocent V (185th Pope), Hadrian V (186th Pope), and John XXI. (187th Pope).

22/6/1276, Pope Innocent V (185th Pope) died.

10/1/1276, Pope Gregory X (184th Pope) died.

1271, Pope Gregory X (184th Pope) acceded.

1268, Pope Clement IV (183rd Pope) died; the Papacy lay vacant for three years, until 1271.

1265, Pope Clement IV (183rd Pope) acceded (died 1268)

29/8/1261, Pope Urban IV (died 1264) succeeded Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope, the last man to do so without being a cardinal first

25/5/1261. Death of Pope Alexander IV (181st Pope). Rinaldo Conti was elected Pope Alexander IV at Naples, after the death of Pope Innocent IV, (180th Pope) on 12/12/1254.

1254, Pope Alexander IV (181st Pope) acceded (died 1261).

7/12/1254, Pope Innocent IV  (180th Pope) died.

1243, Pope Innocent IV (180th Pope) acceded (died 1254).

22/8/1241, Pope Gregory IX (178th Pope) died. Pope Celestine IV (179th Pope) acceded, died after 17 days in office.

1227, Pope Gregory IX (178th Pope) acceded (died 1241)

18/3/1227, Pope Honorius III (177th Pope) died.

1216, Pope Honorius III (177th Pope) acceded (died 1227)

16/7/1216, Pope Innocent III (176th Pope) died.

8/1/1198. (1) Pope Celestine III (175th Pope) died.

(2) On his election as Pope, aged 37, Innocent III (176th Pope, died 1216) called for a new Crusade.

1191, Pope Celestine III (175th Pope) acceded (died 1198)

1187, Pope Clement III (174th Pope) acceded, ruled until 1191.

17/12/1187, Pope Gregory VIII (173rd Pope) died.

1187, Pope Gregory VIII (173rd Pope) acceded (died 1187). Pope Clement III (174th Pope) acceded (died 1191).

1185, Pope Urban III (172nd Pope) acceded (died 1187).

1181, Pope Lucius III (171st Pope) acceded (died 1185).

1178, Pope Innocent III, antipope, acceded; ruled until 1180.

1168, Pope Callistus III, antipope, accdeded; ruled until 1177.

1165, Pope Pascal III, antipope, acceded; ruled until 1168.

1159, Pope Victor IV, antipope, Octavius, acceded; ruled until 1164.

1159, Pope Alexander III (170th Pope) acceded (died 1181).

1/9/1159. Death of Pope Adrian IV, (169th Pope) elected Pope on 4/12/1154.

4/12/1154. Election of Pope Adrian IV,  (169th Pope). Adrian IV was Nicholas Breakespear, the only ever English Pope. This followed the death of Pope Anastasius IV (168th Pope) on 3/12/1154, who was Pope from 9/7/1153. He was a sritct disciplinarian, which led to attmepts to defame his acharacter: he had to appear before Pope Eugene III to clear his character. Adrian IV settled a dispute with Emperor Frederick I over the See of Magdeburg, and he granted the Lordship of Ireland to King Henry II of England.

1153, Pope Anastasius IV (168th Pope) acceded.

1145, Pope Eugene III (167th Pope) acceded (died 1153)

1144, Pope Lucius II (166th Pope) acceded (died 1145)

1143, Pope Celestine II (165th Pope) acceded (died 1144)

24/9/1143, Pope Innocent II (164th Pope) died.

1138, Pope Victor IV, antipope, Gregory Conti, acceded; ruled until 1138.

1130, Pope Anacletus II, antipope, acceded, ruled until 1138.

1130, Pope Innocent II (164th Pope) acceded.

14/2/1130, Pope Honorius II (163rd Pope) died.

1124, Pope Celestine II, antipope, acceded, ruled until 1124.

1124, Pope Honorius II, (163rd Pope), acceded.

1119, Pope Callistus II, (162nd Pope) acceded, ruled until 1124.

1118, Pope Gregory VIII, antipope, acceded; ruled until 1118.

1118-1119, Reign of Pope Gelasius II (161st Pope).

1105, Pope Sylvester IV, antipope, Maginulf, acceded, ruled until 1111.

1102, Pope Aleric, antipope, acceded, ruled until 1102.

1100, Pope Theodoric, antipope, acceded, ruled until 1100.

1099, Pope Paschal II acceded (160th Pope) (died 1118).

29/7/1099, Pope Urban II (159th Pope) died in Rome.

12/3/1088, Odo was elected Pope; he took the name Urban II (159th Pope) (died 1099).

1086, Pope Victor III acceded (158th Pope) (died 1087).

25/5/1085. Pope Gregory VII (157th Pope) died in exile.His supporters elected Desiderius, Abbott of Monte Casino, as Pope Victor III, (158th Pope) refusing to accept the papacy of Clement III, antipope, Guibert, as being a puppet of King Henry IV of Germany. Clement III was antipope until 1100. When Victor III (158th Pope) died the cardinals elected Urban II (159th Pope) (1086-99) as Pope, a candidate favoured by Gregory VII himself.

22/4/1073, Hildebrand was elected Pope Gregory VII (157th Pope). His election was unusual, being accomplished by Roman clergy and common people, rather than by Cardinals.

1061, Pope Honorius II, antipope, acceded; ruled until 1072.

1061, Pope Alexander II (156th Pope) acceded (died 1073)

1058, Pope Benedict X, antipope, acceded (died 1059). Parma Cathedral begun.

1058, Nicholas II, (155th Pope), acceded, ruled until 1061.

29/3/1058, Pope Stephen X (154th Pope) died.

1057, Pope Stephen X (154th Pope) acceded (died 1058)

1055, Pope Victor II (Bavarian, 153rd Pope) acceded (died 1057)

19/4/1054, Pope Leo IX (152nd Pope) died.

1049, Pope Leo IX (152nd Pope) acceded.

1048, Pope Damascus II (151st Pope) acceded (died 1049)

1047, Pope Benedict IX (150th Pope) regained the Papacy, and was Pope for a third time (died 1048)

1046, Pope Gregory VI (148th Pope) deposed. The Synod of Rome elected Pope Clement II (Saxon, 149th Pope) (died 1047).

1045, Pope Gregory VI (148th Pope, deposed 1046) acceded, having bought the Papacy from the deposed Pope Benedict IX (147th Pope).

1045, Pope Benedict IX (147th Pope) regained the Papacy..

1045, Pope Sylvester III (146th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 1045, succeded by Pope Benedict IX (147th Pope), who regained the Papacy.

1032, Pope Benedict IX acceded (145th Pope, deposed 1045)

1024, Pope John XIX acceded (144th Pope, died 1032)

1012, Pope Gregory, antipope, acceded, ruled until 1012.

1012, Pope Benedict VIII acceded (143rd Pope, died 1024)

1009, Pope Sergius IV acceded (142nd Pope, died 1012)

1003, Pope John XVIII acceded (141st Pope, died 1009)

1003, Pope John XVII acceded (140th Pope, died 1003)

12/5/1003. Sylvester II, (Gerbert of Aurillac) the first French Pope (139th Pope), died. Elected in 999 with the backing of Otto III, he encouraged the Holy Roman Emperor’s ambition to re-create the Roman Empire of the west.

999, Gerbert of Aurillac, mathematician, philosopher and inventor, became Pope Sylvester II, (139th Pope) the first French Pope (died 1003)

4/2/999, Pope Gregory V (138th Pope) died.

997, Pope John XVI, antipope, acceded, ruled until 998.

996, Pope Gregory V (Saxon) acceded (138th Pope, died 999)

985, Pope John XV acceded (137th Pope, died 996)

983, Pope John XIV acceded (136th Pope, died 984)

974, Pope Boniface VII, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 974, and again from 984 to 985.

974, Pope Benedict VII acceded (135th Pope, died 983)

973, Pope Benedict VI acceded (134th Pope, died 974).

965, Pope John XIII acceded (133rd Pope, died 972)

964, Pope Benedict V acceded (132nd Pope, died 964)

963, Pope Leo VIII, 131st Pope, acceded; died 964.

955, Pope John XII acceded (130th Pope, died 963)

946, Pope Agapetus II acceded (129th Pope, died 955)

942, Pope Marinus II acceded (128th Pope, died 946)

939, Pope Stephen IX acceded (127th Pope, died 942)

936, Pope Leo VII acceded (126th Pope, died 939)

931, Pope John XI acceded (125th Pope, died 936)

929, Pope Stephen VIII acceded (124th Pope, died 931)

928, Pope Leo VI acceded (123rd Pope, died 928)

914, Pope John X acceded (122nd Pope, died 928)

913, Pope Lando acceded (121st Pope, died 914). Thereafter, no Pope assumed a name not already used by a predecessor.

911, Pope Anastasius III acceded (120th Pope, died 913)

14/4/911, Pope Sergius III (119th Pope) died.

904, Pope Sergius III acceded (119th Pope, died 911).

903, Pope Leo V acceded (118th Pope), later in 903, deposed. Pope Christopher, antipope, acceded (died 904).

900, Pope Benedict IV acceded (117th Pope, died 903)

898,Pope John IX acceded (116th Pope, died 900).

897, Pope Theodore II acceded (115th Pope, died 897).

897, Pope Romanus acceded (114th Pope, died 897)

896, Pope Stephen VI (VII) acceded (113th Pope, died 897)

896, Pope Boniface VI acceded (112th Pope), died 896.

891, Pope Formosus I acceded (111th Pope, died 896)

885, Pope Stephen V (VI) acceded (110th Pope), ruled until 891.

884, Pope Adrian III acceded (109th Pope, died 885)

882, Pope Marinus I acceded (108th Pope, died 884)

872, Pope John VIII acceded (107th Pope, died 882)

867, Pope Adrian II, aged 75, acceded (106th Pope, died 872)

13/11/867, Pope Nicholas I (105th Pope) died.

858, Pope Nicholas I, 105th Pope, acceded.

855, Pope Anastasius, antipope, ruled until 855.

855, Pope Benedict III acceded (104th Pope, died 858)

847, Pope Leo IV acceded (103rd Pope, died 855)

844, Pope John, antipope.

844, Pope Sergius acceded (102nd Pope, died 847)

827, Pope Valentine (100th Pope) ruled for just 40 days. He was succeeded by Pope Gregory IV (101st Pope, died 844).

824, Pope Eugene II acceded, 99th Pope, ruled until 827.

817, Pope Paschal I acceded, 98th Pope, ruled until 824.

816, Pope Stephen IV (V) acceded, 97th Pope, ruled until 817.

795, Pope Leo III acceded (96th Pope, died 816).

25/12/795. Death of Pope Adrian I, 95th Pope, from 772 to 795.

772, Pope Adrian I (95th Pope), acceded.

768, Pope Philip, antipope, acceded, ruled until 768.

767, Pope Constantine II, antipope, acceded, ruled until 767.

767, Pope Stephen III (IV) acceded (94th Pope, died 772).

28/6/767, Pope Paul I (93rd Pope) died.

29/5/757, Pope Paul I (93rd Pope) acceded. He succeeded Pope Stephen II (III).

26/4/757, This second Pope Stephen II (Stephen III) (92nd Pope) died 26/4/757.

26/3/752, Pope Stephen II (III) (92nd Pope) was elected, succeeding the Pope Stephen II who died that month before taking office.

3/752, Pope Stephen II (-th Pope) was elected to succeed Pope Zachary (91st Pope), However he died of  a stroke 4 days after election, before he could be installed as Pope.  Therefore he is omitted from modern numbered lists of Popes.

14/3/752, Pope Zachary (91st Pope, 741-52) died in Rome.

5/12/741, Pope Zachary (91st Pope) acceded. He succeeded Pope Gregory III (90th Pope).

731, Pope Gregory III (90th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 741.

11/2/731, Pope Gregory II (89th Pope) died.

715, Pope Gregory acceded (89th Pope, died 731).

708, Pope Constantine, 88th Pope, acceded. He ruled until 715.

708, Pope Sisinnius (87th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 708.

705, Pope John VII (86th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 707.

701, Pope John VI (85th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 705.

687, Antipopes Theodore and Paschal.

687, Pope Sergius I (84th Pope, died 701)

686, Pope Conon (83rd Pope, died 687).

685, Pope John V (82nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 686.

684, Pope Benedict II (81st Pope, died 685).

682, Pope Leo II (80th Pope, died 683).

678, Pope Agatho (79th Pope), acceded. He ruled until 681.

676, Pope Donus (78th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 678.

676, Pope Adeodatus II (77th Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Donus (died 678)

672, Pope Adeodatus II (77th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 676.

672, Pope Vitalian (76th Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Adeodatus II (died 676).

657, Pope Vitalian (76th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 672.

655, Pope Eugene I (75th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 657.

16/9/655, Pope Martin I (74th Pope) died.

649, Pope Martin I (74th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 655.

642, Pope Theodore I (73rd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 649.

640, Pope John IV (72nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 642.

640, Pope Severinus (71st Pope) acceded. He ruled until 640.

638, Pope Honorius I (70th Pope) died.

625, Pope Honorius (70th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 638.

625, Pope Boniface V (69th Pope)  died, succeeded by Pope Honorius I (died 638).

619, Pope Boniface V (69th Pope) acceeded, died 625.

615, Pope Adeodatus I (St Deusedit), 68th Pope, acceded. He ruled until 618.

608, Pope Boniface IV (67th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 615.

607, Pope Boniface III (66th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 607.

604, Pope Sabinian (65th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 606.

3/9/590, Gregory the Great (64th Pope), died 604, was appointed Pope. He succeeded Pope Pelagius II.

7/2/590, Pope Pelagius II (63rd Pope) fell victim to the plague that devastated Rome. After a 11-year reign he was succeeded by Gregory I, age 50, as the 64th Pope (died 604).

579, Pope Pelagius II (63rd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 590.

579, Pope Benedict I (62nd Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Pelagius II (63rd Pope).

575, Pope Benedict I (62nd Pope) succeeded Pope John III (61st Pope)

574, Pope John III (61st Pope) died.

2/3/561, Pope Pelagius I (60th Pope) died. He was succeeded by Pope John III (61st Pope, died 574).

556, Pope Pelagius I (60th Pope) succeeded Pope Vigilius (59th Pope, died 555).

537, Pope Silverius (58th Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Vigilius (59th Pope, died 555)

536, Pope Agapetus I (57th Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Silverius (58th Pope, died 537)

535, Pope John II (56th Pope) died, succeeed by Pope Agapetus I (57th Pope, died 536).

533, Pope John II (56th Pope) succeeded Pope Boniface II, (55th Pope) who died in 532.

532, Pope Boniface II (55th Pope) died, succeded by Pope John II (56th Pope).

530, Pope Felix IV (III) (54th Pope) died, succeeded by Pope Boniface II (55th Pope) died 532)

526, Pope John I died,(53rd Pope) succeeded by Pope Felix IV (54th Pope, died 530)

523, Pope Hormisdas (52nd Pope) died, succeeded by Pope John I (53rd Pope, died 526)

514, Pope Hormisdas (52nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 523.

498, Pope Laurentius, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 501.

498, Pope Symmachus (51st Pope) acceded. He ruled until 514.

496, Pope Anastasius II (50th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 498.

496, Pope Gelasisus I (49th Pope) died.

492, Pope Gelasius I (49th Pope) acceded.

483, Pope Felix III (II) (48th Pope), acceded. He ruled until 492.

10/3/483, Pope Simplicius (47th Pope) died

28/2/468, ‘Saint’ Hilary, 46th Pope, died.

10/11/461, Pope Leo I (the Great) (45th Pope, Pope since 440) died.

440, Pope Sixtus III (44th Pope) died. Pope Leo I succeeded.

422, Pope Celestine I (43rd Pope) acceded (died 432)

418, Pope Eulalius, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 419.

418, Pope Boniface I (42nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 422.

417, Pope Zosimus (41st Pope) acceded. He ruled until 418.

12/3/417, Pope Innocent I (40th Pope, Pope since 401) died.

401, Pope Innocent I (40th Pope), acceded. He ruled until 417.

399, Pope Anastasius (39th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 401.

26/11/399, Pope Siricius (38th Pope) died at Rome.

17/12/384,  Pope Siricius (38th Pope) succeeded Damasus I.

366, Pope Ursicinus, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 367.

366, Pope Damasus I (37th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 384.

352, Pope Liberius (35th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 366.

352, Pope Julius I (35th Pope) died.

337, Pope Julius I (35th Pope) acceded.

336, Pope Marcus (34th Pope) acceded. He ruoed until 336.

314, Pope,Sylvester I (33rd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 336.

311, Pope Miltiades (32nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 314.

309/310, Pope Eusebius (31st Pope) acceded.

308, Pope Marcellus I (30th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 309.

296, Pope Marcellinus (29th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 304.

283, Pope Caius (28th Pope) acceded. He ryuled until 296.

275, Pope Eutychian (27th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 283.

269, Pope Felix (26th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 274.

260, Pope Dionysius (25th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 268.

6/8/258, Pope Sixtus II (24th Pope)  martyred.

257, Pope Sixtus (24th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 258.

254, Pope Stephen I (23rd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 257.

253, Pope Lucius I (22nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 254.

251, Pope Novatian, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 251.

251, Pope Cornelius (21st Pope) acceded. He ruled until 253.

236, Pope Fabian (20th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 250.

235, Pope Anterus (19th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 236.

230, Pope Pontain (18th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 235.

230, Pope Urban I died (17th Pope, Pope from 222).

222, Pope Urban I (17th Pope) acceded.

217, Pope Hippolyte, antipope, acceded. He ruled until 236.

217, Pope Callistus I (16th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 222.

199, Pope Zephyrinus (15th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 217.

199, Pope Victor (14th Pope, Pope from 189) died.

189, Pope Victor I (14th Pope), acceded.

175, Pope Eleutherius (13th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 189.

166, Pope Soter (12th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 175.

155, Pope Anicetus (11th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 166.

140, Pope Pius I (10th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 155.

136, Pope Hyginus (9th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 140.

125, Pope Telesphorus (8th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 136.

115, Pope Sixtus I (Xystus I) (7th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 125.

105, Pope Alexander I (6th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 115.

97, Pope Evaristus (5th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 105.

97, Pope Clement I (4th Pope, Pope, 88 – 97) died.

88, Pope Clement (4th Pope) acceded. He ruled until 97.

76, Pope Anacletus (Cletus) (3rd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 88.

67, Pope Linus (2nd Pope) acceded. He ruled until 76.

The Apostle Peter is, by Church tradition, reckoned as the first ‘Pope’ of the Catholic Church, over the period 33 - 67 (from the death of Jesus). However he would not have seen himself as having this title vested in him.

 

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