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Chronological List of Popes

Chronological List of Popes

  1. St. Peter (32-67) - Episode #1: The First Pope
  2. St. Linus (67-76) - Episode #52: The Pope After Peter
  3. St. Anacletus (Cletus) (76-88)
  4. St. Clement I (88-97) - Episode #3: The Pope Who Almost Contributed to the Bible
  5. St. Evaristus (97-105)
  6. St. Alexander I (105-115)
  7. St. Sixtus I (115-125) - Also called Xystus I
  8. St. Telesphorus (125-136)
  9. St. Hyginus (136-140)
  10. St. Pius I (140-155)
  11. St. Anicetus (155-166) - Episode #46: The Eleventh Pope
  12. St. Soter (166-175)
  13. St. Eleutherius (175-189)
  14. St. Victor I (189-199) - Episode #69: The Pope Who Told Us When to Celebrate Easter
  15. St. Zephyrinus (199-217)
  16. St. Callistus I (217-22) - Callistus and the following three popes were opposed by St. Hippolytus, antipope (217-236) - Episode #78: The Slave Who Became Pope
  17. St. Urban I (222-30)
  18. St. Pontian (230-35) - Episode #28: The Pope and His Enemy, Who Were Martyred Together (w/ St. Hippolytus)
  19. St. Anterus (235-36)
  20. St. Fabian (236-50) - Episode 4: The Pope With the Bird on His Head
  21. St. Cornelius (251-53) - Opposed by Novatian, antipope (251) - Episode #58: The Pope Who Won a Contested Election
  22. St. Lucius I (253-54)
  23. St. Stephen I (254-257)
  24. St. Sixtus II (257-258) - Episode #38: The Pope Who Didn't Back Down
  25. St. Dionysius (260-268)
  26. St. Felix I (269-274)
  27. St. Eutychian (275-283)
  28. St. Caius (283-296) - Also called Gaius
  29. St. Marcellinus (296-304) - Episode #82: The Pope Who Renounced the Christian Faith...Or Did He?
  30. St. Marcellus I (308-309)
  31. St. Eusebius (309 or 310)
  32. St. Miltiades (311-14)
  33. St. Sylvester I (314-35)
  34. St. Marcus (336)
  35. St. Julius I (337-52) - Episode #34: The Pope Who Made Christmas Official
  36. Liberius (352-66) - Opposed by Felix II, antipope (355-365) - Episode #10: The First Pope to Not Be a Saint & Episode #37: Answering Two Papal Objections (on the Classical Theism Podcast)
  37. St. Damasus I (366-84) - Opposed by Ursicinus, antipope (366-367) - Episode #8: The Pope Who Confirmed the Canon of Scripture
  38. St. Siricius (384-99)
  39. St. Anastasius I (399-401)
  40. St. Innocent I (401-17)
  41. St. Zosimus (417-18) - Episode #66: The Last Pope...Alphabetically
  42. St. Boniface I (418-22) - Opposed by Eulalius, antipope (418-419)
  43. St. Celestine I (422-32)
  44. St. Sixtus III (432-40)
  45. St. Leo I (the Great) (440-61) - Episode #5: The Pope Who Battled Attila the Hun
  46. St. Hilarius (461-68) - Episode #20: The Pope Who Didn't Do Anything Funny
  47. St. Simplicius (468-83)
  48. St. Felix III (II) (483-92)
  49. St. Gelasius I (492-96) - Episode #32: The Lesser-Known Defender of Rome
  50. Anastasius II (496-98)
  51. St. Symmachus (498-514) - Opposed by Laurentius, antipope (498-501)
  52. St. Hormisdas (514-23)
  53. St. John I (523-26) - Episode #53: The Other OTHER Saint John
  54. St. Felix IV (III) (526-30)
  55. Boniface II (530-32) - Opposed by Dioscorus, antipope (530)
  56. John II (533-35)
  57. St. Agapetus I (535-36) - Also called Agapitus I
  58. St. Silverius (536-37)
  59. Vigilius (537-55) - Episode #12: The Pope Who Was Once an Antipope
  60. Pelagius I (556-61)
  61. John III (561-74)
  62. Benedict I (575-79)
  63. Pelagius II (579-90) - Episode #65: The Pope Who Died of the Plague
  64. St. Gregory I (the Great) (590-604) - Episode #7: The Pope Who Founded Western Civilization & Episode #74: A Habsburg Tells the Story of St. Gregory the Great
  65. Sabinian (604-606)
  66. Boniface III (607)
  67. St. Boniface IV (608-15) - Episode #59: The Pope Who Baptized the Pantheon
  68. St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) (615-18)
  69. Boniface V (619-25)
  70. Honorius I (625-38) - Episode #13: The Pope They Called a Heretic & Episode #37: Answering Two Papal Objections (on the Classical Theism Podcast)
  71. Severinus (640)
  72. John IV (640-42)
  73. Theodore I (642-49)
  74. St. Martin I (649-55) - Episode #31: The Last Martyred Pope
  75. St. Eugene I (655-57)
  76. St. Vitalian (657-72)
  77. Adeodatus (II) (672-76)
  78. Donus (676-78)
  79. St. Agatho (678-81)
  80. St. Leo II (682-83) - Episode #27: The Pope Who Condemned His Predecessor...Sort Of
  81. St. Benedict II (684-85)
  82. John V (685-86)
  83. Conon (686-87) - Episode #70: The Pope Who Was Ridiculously Good-Looking
  84. St. Sergius I (687-701) - Opposed by Theodore and Paschal, antipopes (687)
  85. John VI (701-05)
  86. John VII (705-07)
  87. Sisinnius (708) - Episode #24: The Brothers Pope
  88. Constantine (708-15) - Episode #24: The Brothers Pope
  89. St. Gregory II (715-31) - Episode #45: The Pope Who Fought the Destruction of Statues
  90. St. Gregory III (731-41)
  91. St. Zachary (741-52) - (NOTE: Pope-elect Stephen II followed Zachary, but because he died before being consecrated, modern lists omit him)
  92. Stephen II (III) (752-57)
  93. St. Paul I (757-67) - Episode #54: The OTHER Saint Paul
  94. Stephen III (IV) (767-72) - Opposed by Constantine II (767) and Philip (768), antipopes (767)
  95. Adrian I (772-95) - Episode #17: The Pope Who Was BFFs with Charlemagne
  96. St. Leo III (795-816)
  97. Stephen IV (V) (816-17)
  98. St. Paschal I (817-24)
  99. Eugene II (824-27)
  100. Valentine (827)
  101. Gregory IV (827-44)
  102. Sergius II (844-47) - Opposed by John, antipope
  103. St. Leo IV (847-55) - Episode #14: The Pope Who Built the Wall
  104. Benedict III (855-58) - Opposed by Anastasius, antipope (855)
  105. St. Nicholas I (the Great) (858-67)
  106. Adrian II (867-72)
  107. John VIII (872-82) - Episode #67: The First Assassinated Pope
  108. Marinus I (882-84)
  109. St. Adrian III (884-85)
  110. Stephen V (VI) (885-91)
  111. Formosus (891-96)
  112. Boniface VI (896)
  113. Stephen VI (VII) (896-97)
  114. Romanus (897)
  115. Theodore II (897)
  116. John IX (898-900) - Episode #43: The Pope Who Said Putting a Corpse on Trial is Bad
  117. Benedict IV (900-03)
  118. Leo V (903) - Opposed by Christopher, antipope (903-904)
  119. Sergius III (904-11)
  120. Anastasius III (911-13)
  121. Lando (913-14)
  122. John X (914-28) - Episode #81: The Pope Who Got a Bad Rap
  123. Leo VI (928)
  124. Stephen VIII (929-31)
  125. John XI (931-35)
  126. Leo VII (936-39)
  127. Stephen IX (939-42)
  128. Marinus II (942-46)
  129. Agapetus II (946-55)
  130. John XII (955-63) - Episode #33: The Pope Caught in Bed With Another Man's Wife
  131. Leo VIII (963-64)
  132. Benedict V (964)
  133. John XIII (965-72)
  134. Benedict VI (973-74)
  135. Benedict VII (974-83) - Benedict and John XIV were opposed by Boniface VII, antipope (974; 984-985)
  136. John XIV (983-84)
  137. John XV (985-96)
  138. Gregory V (996-99) - Opposed by John XVI, antipope (997-998)
  139. Sylvester II (999-1003)
  140. John XVII (1003)
  141. John XVIII (1003-09)
  142. Sergius IV (1009-12)
  143. Benedict VIII (1012-24) - Opposed by Gregory, antipope (1012) - Episode #71: The Pope Whose Family Was The Literal Worst
  144. John XIX (1024-32)
  145. Benedict IX (1032-45) - He appears on this list three separate times, because he was twice deposed and restored - Episode #6: A Very Bad Pope
  146. Sylvester III (1045) - Considered by some to be an antipope
  147. Benedict IX (1045) - Episode #6: A Very Bad Pope
  148. Gregory VI (1045-46)
  149. Clement II (1046-47)
  150. Benedict IX (1047-48) - Episode #6: A Very Bad Pope
  151. Damasus II (1048)
  152. St. Leo IX (1049-54)
  153. Victor II (1055-57)
  154. Stephen X (1057-58)
  155. Nicholas II (1058-61) - Opposed by Benedict X, antipope (1058)
  156. Alexander II (1061-73) - Opposed by Honorius II, antipope (1061-1072)
  157. St. Gregory VII (1073-85) - Gregory and the following three popes were opposed by Guibert ("Clement III"), antipope (1080-1100) - Episode #15: The Pope Who Made the Emperor Kneel in the Snow
  158. Blessed Victor III (1086-87) - Episode #73: The Pope Who Really REALLY Didn't Want the Job
  159. Blessed Urban II (1088-99)
  160. Paschal II (1099-1118) - Opposed by Theodoric (1100), Aleric (1102) and Maginulf ("Sylvester IV", 1105-1111), antipopes (1100)
  161. Gelasius II (1118-19) - Opposed by Burdin ("Gregory VIII"), antipope (1118)
  162. Callistus II (1119-24)
  163. Honorius II (1124-30) - Opposed by Celestine II, antipope (1124)
  164. Innocent II (1130-43) - Opposed by Anacletus II (1130-1138) and Gregory Conti ("Victor IV") (1138), antipopes (1138)
  165. Celestine II (1143-44)
  166. Lucius II (1144-45)
  167. Blessed Eugene III (1145-53)
  168. Anastasius IV (1153-54)
  169. Adrian IV (1154-59) - Episode #47: The Pope Who Canceled Rome
  170. Alexander III (1159-81) - Opposed by Octavius ("Victor IV") (1159-1164), Pascal III (1165-1168), Callistus III (1168-1177) and Innocent III (1178-1180), antipopes
  171. Lucius III (1181-85)
  172. Urban III (1185-87)
  173. Gregory VIII (1187)
  174. Clement III (1187-91) - Episode #60: The Pope Who Called a Crusade
  175. Celestine III (1191-98)
  176. Innocent III (1198-1216)
  177. Honorius III (1216-27)
  178. Gregory IX (1227-41)
  179. Celestine IV (1241)
  180. Innocent IV (1243-54)
  181. Alexander IV (1254-61)
  182. Urban IV (1261-64) - Episode #26: The Pope Who Gave Us the Feast of Corpus Christi
  183. Clement IV (1265-68)
  184. Blessed Gregory X (1271-76) - Episode #2: The "About Dang Time" Pope
  185. Blessed Innocent V (1276)
  186. Adrian V (1276)
  187. John XXI (1276-77)
  188. Nicholas III (1277-80)
  189. Martin IV (1281-85)
  190. Honorius IV (1285-87)
  191. Nicholas IV (1288-92)
  192. St. Celestine V (1294)
  193. Boniface VIII (1294-1303)
  194. Blessed Benedict XI (1303-04) - Episode #56: The Second Dominican Pope
  195. Clement V (1305-14)
  196. John XXII (1316-34) - Opposed by Nicholas V, antipope (1328-1330)
  197. Benedict XII (1334-42)
  198. Clement VI (1342-52)
  199. Innocent VI (1352-62) - Episode #75: The Pope Who Hired a Warrior Cardinal
  200. Blessed Urban V (1362-70)
  201. Gregory XI (1370-78)
  202. Urban VI (1378-89) - Opposed by Robert of Geneva ("Clement VII"), antipope (1378-1394)
  203. Boniface IX (1389-1404) - Opposed by Robert of Geneva ("Clement VII") (1378-1394), Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), antipopes
  204. Innocent VII (1404-06) - Opposed by Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), antipopes
  205. Gregory XII (1406-15) - Opposed by Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417), Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), and Pietro Philarghi ("Alexander V") (1409-1410), antipopes
  206. Martin V (1417-31)
  207. Eugene IV (1431-47) - Opposed by Amadeus of Savoy ("Felix V"), antipope (1439-1449)
  208. Nicholas V (1447-55)
  209. Callistus III (1455-58)
  210. Pius II (1458-64) - Episode #48: The Pope Who Wrote a Romance Novel
  211. Paul II (1464-71)
  212. Sixtus IV (1471-84)
  213. Innocent VIII (1484-92)
  214. Alexander VI (1492-1503) - Episode #23: Another Very Bad Pope
  215. Pius III (1503)
  216. Julius II (1503-13)
  217. Leo X (1513-21) - Episode #30: The Pope Who Caused the Protestant Reformation
  218. Adrian VI (1522-23)
  219. Clement VII (1523-34)
  220. Paul III (1534-49) - Episode #29: The Pope of the Counter-Reformation
  221. Julius III (1550-55)
  222. Marcellus II (1555)
  223. Paul IV (1555-59)
  224. Pius IV (1559-65)
  225. St. Pius V (1566-72) - Episode #77: The Pope Who Saved Western Civilization
  226. Gregory XIII (1572-85)
  227. Sixtus V (1585-90) - Episode #72: The Greatest Pope You've Never Heard Of
  228. Urban VII (1590)
  229. Gregory XIV (1590-91)
  230. Innocent IX (1591)
  231. Clement VIII (1592-1605) - Episode #49: The Pope Who Baptized Coffee
  232. Leo XI (1605)
  233. Paul V (1605-21)
  234. Gregory XV (1621-23) - Episode #57: The Last Pope To Write About Witches
  235. Urban VIII (1623-44)
  236. Innocent X (1644-55)
  237. Alexander VII (1655-67)
  238. Clement IX (1667-69)
  239. Clement X (1670-76) - Episode #44: The Pope Who Thought He Was Too Old
  240. Blessed Innocent XI (1676-89)
  241. Alexander VIII (1689-91)
  242. Innocent XII (1691-1700)
  243. Clement XI (1700-21)
  244. Innocent XIII (1721-24)
  245. Servant of God, Benedict XIII (1724-30) - Episode #18: The Pope Who Had Resting Bitch Face
  246. Clement XII (1730-40)
  247. Benedict XIV (1740-58)
  248. Clement XIII (1758-69)
  249. Clement XIV (1769-74) - Episode #36: The Pope Who Canceled the Jesuits
  250. Pius VI (1775-99)
  251. Servant of God, Pius VII (1800-23) - Episode #16: The Pope Who Outsmarted Napoleon
  252. Leo XII (1823-29)
  253. Pius VIII (1829-30)
  254. Gregory XVI (1831-46)
  255. Blessed Pius IX (1846-78)
  256. Leo XIII (1878-1903)
  257. St. Pius X (1903-14)
  258. Benedict XV (1914-22) Biographies of Benedict XV and his successors will be added at a later date
  259. Pius XI (1922-39)
  260. Venerable Pius XII (1939-58)
  261. St. John XXIII (1958-63)
  262. St. Paul VI (1963-78) - Episode #9: The Pope Who Condemned the Sexual Revolution
  263. Venerable John Paul I (1978) - Episode #76: The Other Pope Named John Paul & Episode #80: Was John Paul I Murdered? (w/ JD Flynn and Michelle La Rosa from The Pillar)
  264. St. John Paul II (1978-2005) - Episode #79: The Pope St. John Paul II Supercut
  265. Benedict XVI (2005-2013) - Episode #62: An Interview on Pope Benedict XVI with Fr. Harrison Ayre of Clerically Speaking
  266. Francis (2013—)