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The Popes (By Length of Reign)

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The Popes: By Length of Reign

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0 - 6 months

7 months - 1 year

1 - 2 years

2 - 4 years

4 - 6 years

6 - 8 years

8 - 10 years

10 - 12 years

12 - 14 years

14 - 16 years

16 - 20 years

20 - 25 years

over 25 years

Not determinable


    

0 - 6 months

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Stephen II [92]

3 days

"elderly"

March 22/23, 752

March 25/26, 752

Urban VII [229]

12 days

69

September 15, 1590

September 27, 1590

Boniface VI [113]

Approx. 15 days

N/A

April 896

April 896

Celestine IV [180]

16 days

N/A

October 25, 1241

November 10, 1241

Sisinnius [87]

20 days

"elderly"

January 15, 708

February 4, 708

Theodore II [116]

Approx. 20 days

N/A

November / December 897

November / December 897

Marcellus II [223]

22 days

54

April 9, 1555

May 1, 1555

Damasus II [152]

23 days

N/A

July 17, 1048

August 9, 1048

Leo XI [233]

26 days

70

April 1, 1605

April 27, 1605

Pius III [216]

26 days

64

September 22, 1503

October 18, 1503

John Paul I [264]

33 days

66

August 26, 1978

September 28, 1978

Adrian (Hadrian) V [187]

38 days

71

July 11, 1276

August 18, 1276

St. Anterus [19]

43 days

N/A

November 21, 235

January 3, 236

Gregory VIII [174]

57 days

77

October 21, 1187

December 17, 1187

Innocent IX [231]

62 days

72

October 29, 1591

December 30, 1591

Severinus [71]

66 days

"elderly"

May 28, 640

August 2, 640

Benedict V [133]

Approx. 1 month

N/A

May 22, 964

June 23 964

Leo V [119]

Approx. 1 month

N/A

August 903

September 903

Valentine [101]

Approx. 1 month

N/A

August 827

September 827

Benedict IX (2nd reign) [148]

Approx. 2 months

40

March 10, 1045

May 1, 1045

Silvester (Sylvester) III [147]

Approx. 2 months

N/A

January 20, 1045

March 10, 1045

Romanus [115]

Approx. 3 months

N/A

August 897

November 897

St. Celestine V [193]

Approx. 5 months

84-85

July 5, 1294

December 13, 1294

Bl. Innocent V [186]

Approx. 5 months

52-61

January 21, 1276

June 22, 1276

Celestine II [166]

Under 6 months

"elderly"

September 26, 1143

March 8, 1144

John XVII [141]

Nearly 6 months

N/A

May 16, 1003

November 6, 1003

Top | The Popes

7 months - 1 year

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Leo VI [124]

Approx. 7 months

"elderly"

May 928

December 928

Stephen V (IV) [98]

Approx. 7 months

N/A

June 22, 816

January 24, 817

Pius VIII [254]

8 months

68

March 31, 1829

November 30, 1830

John XIV [137]

Approx. 8 months

N/A

December 983

August 20, 984

John XXI (XX) [188]

Approx. 8 months

56-71

September 8, 1276

May 20, 1277

Stephen X (IX) [155]

Approx. 8 months

N/A

August 2/3, 1057

March 29, 1058

Benedict IX (3rd reign) [151]

Just over 8 months

42

November 8, 1047

July 16, 1048

St. Lucius I [22]

Almost 9 months

N/A

June 25, 253

March 5, 254

St. Mark (Marcus) [34]

Almost 9 months

N/A

January 18, 336

October 7, 336

Bl. Benedict XI [195]

Approx. 9 months

63

October 22, 1303

July 7, 1304

Boniface III [66]

Approx. 9 months

N/A

February 19, 607

November 12, 607

Clement II [150]

Approx. 9 months

N/A

December 24/25, 1046

October 9, 1047

St. Benedict II [81]

Approx. 10 months

N/A

June 26, 684

May 8, 685

Gregory XIV [230]

Just over 10 months

55

December 5, 1590

October 16, 1591

Conon [83]

11 months

"elderly"

October 21, 686

September 21, 687

St. Agapitus (Agapetus) I [57]

Approx. 11 months

"elderly"

May 13, 535

April 22, 536

Lucius II [167]

Approx. 11 months

N/A

March 12, 1144

February 15, 1145

St. Eusebius [31]

Under 1 year

N/A

c. 310

c 310

Lando (Landus) [122]

Under 1 year

N/A

c. August 913

c. March 914

St. Sixtus (Xystus) II [24]

Just under 1 year

N/A

August 30, 257

August 6, 258

St. Leo II [80]

Approx. 1 year

N/A

August, 682

June/July, 683

St. Marcellus I [30]

Approx. 1 year

N/A

c. 308

c 309

Top | The Popes

1 - 2 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Gelasius II [162]

Just over 1 year

"elderly"

January 24, 1118

January 28, 1119

John V [82]

Just over 1 year

N/A

July 23, 685

August 2, 686

Benedict VI [135]

Over 1 year

N/A

January 19, 973

c. July 974

Leo VIII [132]

Approx. 15 months

N/A

December 4/6, 963

March 1, 965

Stephen VII (VI) [114]

Approx. 15 months

N/A

May 896

August 897

Alexander VIII [242]

Nearly 16 months

79

October 6, 1689

February 1, 1691

St. Adrian (Hadrian) III [110]

Approx. 16 months

N/A

May 17, 884

September 885

Bl. Victor III [159]

Approx. 16 months

59

May 24, 1086

September 16, 1087

Anastasius IV [169]

Approx. 17 months

"elderly"

July 8, 1153

December 3, 1154

Donus (Domnus) [78]

Approx. 17 months

"elderly"

November 2, 676

April 11, 678

Marinus I (Martin II, Martinus II) [109]

Approx. 17 months

N/A

December 16, 882

May 15, 884

Sabinian (Sabinianus) [65]

Approx. 17 months

N/A

September 13, 604

February 22, 606

St. Silverius [58]

Approx. 17 months

N/A

June 8, 536

November 11, 537

Gregory VI [149]

Approx. 19 months

"elderly"

May 1, 1045

December 20, 1046

Adrian (Hadrian) VI [219]

Approx. 20 months

63

January 9, 1522

September 14, 1523

St. Zosimus [41]

Over 21 months

N/A

March 18, 417

December 26, 418

John IV [72]

Approx. 22 months

N/A

December 24, 640

October 12, 642

Urban III [173]

Nearly 2 years

N/A

November 25, 1185

October 19/20, 1187

Anastasius II [50]

Just under 2 years

N/A

November 24, 496

November 19, 498

Anastasius III [121]

Approx. 2 years

N/A

c. June 911

c. August 913

John IX [117]

Approx. 2 years

N/A

January 898

January 900

Honorius IV [191]

2 years

75

April 2, 1285

April 3, 1287

Top | The Popes

2 - 4 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Innocent VII [205]

Just over 2 years

68

October 17, 1404

November 6, 1406

St. Anastasius I [39]

Over 2 years

N/A

November 27, 399

December 19, 401

Boniface II [55]

Over 2 years

N/A

September 22, 530

October 17, 532

St. Cornelius [21]

Over 2 years

N/A

March 251

June 253

John II [56]

Over 2 years

"elderly"

January 2, 533

May 8, 535

Stephen VIII (VII) [125]

Over 2 years

N/A

December 928

February 931

Victor II [154]

Over 2 years

37

April 13, 1055

July 28, 1057

Clement IX [239]

Nearly 2.5 years

67

June 20, 1667

December 9, 1669

Gregory XV [235]

Nearly 2.5 years

67

February 9, 1621

July 8, 1623

St. Agatho [79]

Approx. 2.5 years

N/A

June 27, 678

January 10, 681

Benedict III [105]

Approx. 2.5 years

N/A

September 29, 855

April 17, 858

John VII [86]

Approx. 2.5 years

N/A

March 1, 705

October 18, 707

St. Miltiades (Melchiades) [32]

Approx. 2.5 years

N/A

July 2, 311

January 10, 314

Nicholas II [156]

Approx. 2.5 years

48

December 6, 1058

July, 1061

St. Eugenius (Eugene) I [75]

Nearly 3 years

"elderly"

August 10, 654

June 2, 657

Gregory V [139]

Nearly 3 years

24

May 3, 996

February 18, 999

Innocent XIII [245]

Nearly 3 years

66

May 8, 1721

March 7, 1724

St. John I [53]

Nearly 3 years

"elderly"

August 13, 523

May 18, 526

Nicholas III [189]

Nearly 3 years

57-67

November 25, 1277

August 22, 1280

Sergius IV [143]

Nearly 3 years

N/A

July 31, 1009

May 12, 1012

Benedict IV [118]

Approx. 3 years

N/A

May/June 900

July/August 903

Eugenius (Eugene) II [100]

Approx. 3 years

N/A

824

August 827

Sergius II [103]

Approx. 3 years

"elderly"

January 844

January 27, 847

Callistus III [210]

Over 3 years

77

April 8, 1455

August 6, 1458

Clement III [175]

Over 3 years

N/A

December 19, 1187

March/April 1191

St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) [68]

Over 3 years

"elderly"

October 19, 615

November 8, 618

John VI [85]

Over 3 years

N/A

October 30, 701

January 11, 705

St. Stephen I [23]

Over 3 years

N/A

May 12, 254

August 2, 257

Stephen IX (VIII) [128]

Over 3 years

N/A

July 14, 939

October 942

Urban IV [183]

Over 3 years

61

August 29, 1261

October 2, 1264

Stephen IV (III) [95]

Nearly 3.5 years

N/A

August 7, 768

January 24, 772

Leo VII [127]

Approx. 3.5 years

N/A

January 3, 936

July 13, 939

Marinus II (Martin III, Martinus III) [129]

Approx. 3.5 years

N/A

October 30, 942

May 946

St. Boniface I [42]

Over 3.5 years

N/A

December 28/29, 418

September 4, 422

Clement IV [184]

Nearly 4 years

65-70

February 5, 1265

November 29, 1268

St. Martin I [74]

Nearly 4 years

N/A

July 649

June 17, 653

St. Hyginus [9]

Approx. 4 years

N/A

c. 136

c. 140

Top | The Popes

4 - 6 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Martin IV [190]

Just over 4 years

61-71

February 22, 1281

March 28, 1285

Nicholas IV [192]

Just over 4 years

61

February 22, 1288

April 4, 1292

Adeodatus (II) [77]

Over 4 years

"elderly"

April 11, 672

June 17, 676

Benedict I [62]

Over 4 years

N/A

June 2, 575

July 30, 579

St. Felix III (IV) [54]

Over 4 years

N/A

July 12, 526

September 22, 530

Lucius III [172]

Over 4 years

71-84

September 1, 1181

November 25, 1185

Paul IV [224]

Over 4 years

79

May 23, 1555

August 18, 1559

Silvester (Sylvester) II [140]

Over 4 years

54

April 2, 999

May 12, 1003

Bl. Gregory X [185]

Nearly 4.5 years

61

September 1, 1271

January 10, 1276

Formosus [112]

Approx. 4.5 years

76

October 6, 891

April 4, 896

St. Gelasius I [49]

Over 4.5 years

N/A

March 1, 492

November 21, 496

St. John XXIII [262]

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Over 4.5 years

77

October 28, 1958

June 3, 1963

John XI [126]

Under 5 years

26

February / March, 931

December 935 / January 936

Adrian (Hadrian) IV [170]

Nearly 5 years

54

December 4, 1154

September 1, 1159

Pelagius I [60]

Nearly 5 years

"elderly"

April 16, 556

March 3, 561

Adrian (Hadrian) II [107]

Approx. 5 years

75

December 14, 867

Nov./Dec. 872

St. Callistus (Calixtus) I [16]

Approx. 5 years

N/A

217

222

Clement XIV [250]

Over 5 years

64

May 19, 1769

September 22, 1774

Honorius II [164]

Over 5 years

N/A

December 21, 1124

February 13, 1130

Julius III [222]

Over 5 years

63

February 8, 1550

March 23, 1555

St. Leo IX [153]

Over 5 years

47

February 12, 1049

April 19, 1054

Leo XII [253]

Over 5 years

63

September 28, 1823

February 10, 1829

St. Pontian [18]

Over 5 years

N/A

July 21, 230

September 28, 235

Sixtus (Xystus) V [228]

Over 5 years

65

April 24, 1585

August 27, 1590

Stephen III (II) [93]

Over 5 years

N/A

March 26, 752

April 26, 757

John XVIII [142]

Approx. 5.5 years

N/A

December 25, 1003

June/July 1009

Benedict XIII [246]

Over 5.5 years

75

May 29, 1724

February 21, 1730

Boniface V [69]

Nearly 6 years

N/A

December 23, 619

October 25, 625

Callistus II [163]

Nearly 6 years

69

February 2, 1119

December 14, 1124

St. Felix I [26]

Just under 6 years

N/A

January 3/5, 269

December 30, 274

Pius II [211]

Just under 6 years

53

August 19, 1458

August 15, 1464

Pius IV [225]

Just under 6 years

60

December 25, 1559

December 9, 1565

Stephen VI (V) [111]

Approx. 6 years

N/A

September 885

September 14, 891

Top | The Popes

6 - 8 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Clement X [240]

Over 6 years

80

April 29, 1670

July 22, 1676

St. Hilarus (Hilarius, Hilary) [46]

Over 6 years

N/A

November 19, 461

February 29, 468

St. Pius V [226]

Over 6 years

62

January 7, 1566

May 1, 1572

Alexander IV [182]

Nearly 6.5 years

"elderly"

December 12, 1254

May 25, 1261

Theodore I [73]

Approx. 6.5 years

N/A

November 24, 642

May 14, 649

St. Boniface IV [67]

Over 6.5 years

N/A

September 15, 608

May 8, 615

Celestine III [176]

Nearly 7 years

86

March/April 1191

January 8, 1198

John XIII [134]

Nearly 7 years

N/A

October 1, 965

September 6, 972

Paul II [212]

Almost 7 years

47

August 30, 1464

July 26, 1471

Constantine [88]

Just over 7 years

N/A

March 25, 708

April 9, 715

St. Pascal (Paschal) I [99]

Just over 7 years

N/A

January 24/25, 817

February 11, 824

Benedict XV [259]

Over 7 years

60

September 3, 1914

January 22, 1922

Gregory XI [202]

Over 7 years

41

December 30, 1370

March 27, 1378

Sergius III [120]

Over 7 years

50's

January 29, 904

April 14, 911

Benedict XII [198]

Nearly 7.5 years

49-54

December 20, 1334

April 25, 1342

Innocent VIII [214]

Nearly 8 years

52

August 29, 1484

July 25, 1492

Benedict XVI [266]

Nearly 8 years

78

April 19, 2005

February 28, 2013

St. Evaristus [5]

Approx. 8 years

N/A

c. 97

c. 105

St. Urban I [17]

Approx. 8 years

N/A

222

230

Top | The Popes

8 - 10 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

St. Dionysius [25]

Approx. 8-9 years

N/A

July 22, 259/260

December 26, 268

Nicholas V [209]

Just over 8 years

50

March 6, 1447

March 24, 1455

St. Leo IV [104]

Over 8 years

N/A

April 10, 847

July 17, 855

St. Marcellinus [29]

Over 8 years

N/A

June 30, 296

October 25, 304

St. Sixtus (Xystus) III [44]

Over 8 years

N/A

July 31, 432

August 19, 440

Bl. Urban V [201]

Over 8 years

52

September 28, 1362

December 19, 1370

Bl. Eugenius (Eugene) III [168]

Nearly 8.5 years

N/A

February 15, 1145

July 8, 1153

John XII [131]

Nearly 8.5 years

18

December 16, 955

May 14, 964

John XIX [145]

Approx. 8.5 years

N/A

April 19, 1024

October 20, 1032

Gregory XII [206]

Over 8.5 years

81

November 30, 1406

July 4, 1415

Leo X [218]

Over 8.5 years

38

March 11, 1513

December 1, 1521

Boniface VIII [194]

Nearly 9 years

59

December 24, 1294

October 11, 1303

Clement V [196]

Nearly 9 years

45

June 5, 1305

April 20, 1314

Benedict VII [136]

Almost 9 years

N/A

October 974

July 10, 983

St. Eutychian [27]

Almost 9 years

N/A

January 4, 275

December 7, 283

St. Felix II (III) [48]

Just under 9 years

N/A

March 13, 483

March 1, 492

St. Clement I [4]

Approx. 9 years

N/A

c. 88

c. 97

St. Linus [2]

Approx. 9 years

N/A

c. 67

c. 76

St. Soter [12]

Approx. 9 years

N/A

c. 166

c. 175

St. Hormisdas [52]

Just over 9 years

N/A

July 20, 514

August 6, 523

Innocent XII [243]

Over 9 years

76

July 12, 1691

September 27, 1700

Julius II [217]

Over 9 years

60

November 1, 1503

February 21, 1513

Agapitus (Agapetus) II [130]

Approx. 9.5 years

N/A

May 10, 946

December 955

St. Nicholas I [106]

Approx. 9.5 years

38

April 24, 858

November 13, 867

Clement XII [247]

Over 9.5 years

78

July 12, 1730

February 6, 1740

St. Celestine I [43]

Nearly 10 years

N/A

September 10, 422

July 27, 432

Innocent VI [200]

Nearly 10 years

70

December 18, 1352

September 12, 1362

St. Alexander I [6]

Approx. 10 years

N/A

c. 105

c. 115

St. Sixtus (Xystus) I [7]

Approx. 10 years

N/A

c. 115

c. 125

St. Victor I [14]

Approx. 10 years

N/A

c. 189

c. 199

Top | The Popes

10 - 12 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

John VIII [108]

Just over 10 years

N/A

December 14, 872

December 16, 882

Innocent X [237]

Over 10 years

70

September 15, 1644

January 1, 1655

St. Paul I [94]

Over 10 years

N/A

May 29, 757

June 28, 767

Pelagius II [63]

Over 10 years

N/A

November 26, 579

February 7, 590

St. Zachary (Zacharias) [91]

Over 10 years

N/A

December, 741

March 15, 752

John XV [138]

Approx. 10.5 years

N/A

August 985

March 996

Clement VI [199]

Over 10.5 years

51

May 7, 1342

December 6, 1352

Clement XIII [249]

Over 10.5 years

65

July 6, 1758

February 2, 1769

St. Gregory III [90]

Over 10.5 years

N/A

March 18, 731

November 28, 741

Honorius III [178]

Over 10.5 years

"elderly"

July 18, 1216

March 18, 1227

Clement VII [220]

Nearly 11 years

44

November 19, 1523

September 25, 1534

St. Anicetus [11]

Approx. 11 years

N/A

c. 155

c. 166

St. Telesphorus [8]

Approx. 11 years

N/A

c. 125

c. 136

Alexander VI [215]

Just over 11 years

61

August 11, 1492

August 18, 1503

St. Pius X [258]

Just over 11 years

68

August 4, 1903

August 20, 1914

Bl. Urban II [160]

Over 11 years

53

March 12, 1088

July 29, 1099

Innocent IV [181]

Nearly 11.5 years

N/A

June 25, 1243

December 7, 1254

Urban VI [203]

Approx. 11.5 years

60

April 8, 1378

October 15, 1389

Alexander II [157]

Over 11.5 years

N/A

September 30 / October 1, 1061

April 21, 1073

Benedict VIII [144]

Nearly 12 years

32

May 17, 1012

April 9, 1024

Benedict IX [146]

Nearly 12 years

27

October 21, 1032

September 1044

St. Anacletus (Cletus) [3]

Approx. 12 years

N/A

c. 76

c. 88

Top | The Popes

12 - 14 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Alexander VII [238]

Over 12 years

56

April 7, 1655

May 22, 1667

St. Caius (Gaius) [28]

Over 12 years

N/A

December 17, 283

April 22, 296

St. Gregory VII [158]

Over 12 years

53

April 22 / June 30, 1073

May 25, 1085

Gregory XIII [227]

Nearly 13 years

70

May 14, 1572

April 10, 1585

Bl. Innocent XI [241]

Almost 13 years

65

September 21, 1676

August 12, 1689

Honorius I [70]

Just under 13 years

N/A

October 27, 625

October 12, 638

John III [61]

Just under 13 years

N/A

July 17, 561

July 13, 574

Clement VIII [232]

Over 13 years

56

January 30, 1592

March 5, 1605

Martin V [207]

Over 13 years

49

November 11, 1417

February 20, 1431

Sixtus (Xystus) IV [213]

Just over 13 years

57

August 9, 1471

August 12, 1484

St. Gregory I (the Great) [64]

Just over 13.5 years

50

September 3, 590

March 12, 604

Innocent II [165]

Over 13.5 years

N/A

February 14/23, 1130

September 24, 1143

St. Sergius I [84]

Nearly 14 years

N/A

December 15, 687

September 8/9, 701

St. Eleutherius (Eleutherus) [13]

Approx. 14 years

N/A

c. 175

c. 189

Top | The Popes

14 - 16 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

St. Fabian [20]

Just over 14 years

N/A

January 10, 236

January 20, 250

John X [123]

Over 14 years

N/A

March/April 914

May 928

Liberius [36]

Over 14 years

N/A

May 17, 352

September 24, 366

Gregory IX [179]

Nearly 14.5 years

57-72

March 19, 1227

August 22, 1241

St. Vitalian [76]

Approx. 14.5 years

N/A

July 30, 657

January 27, 672

Boniface IX [204]

Nearly 15 years

39

November 2, 1389

October 1, 1404

St. Siricius [38]

Nearly 15 years

N/A

December 384

November 26, 399

St. Pius I [10]

Approx. 15 years

N/A

c. 140

c. 155

St. Simplicius [47]

Just over 15 years

N/A

March 3, 468

March 10, 483

Gregory XVI [255]

Over 15 years

66

February 2, 1831

June 1, 1846

St. Innocent I [40]

Over 15 years

N/A

December 21/22, 401

March 12, 417

St. Julius I [35]

Over 15 years

N/A

February 6, 337

April 12, 352

Paul III [221]

Over 15 years

66

October 13, 1534

November 10, 1549

Paul VI [263]

Over 15 years

66

June 21, 1963

August 6, 1978

Paul V [234]

Over 15.5 years

53

May 16, 1605

January 28, 1621

St. Symmachus [51]

Over 15.5 years

N/A

November 22, 498

July 19, 514

St. Gregory II [89]

Nearly 16 years

46

May 19, 715

February 11, 731

Eugenius (Eugene) IV [208]

Just under 16 years

48

March 3, 1431

February 23, 1447

Gregory IV [102]

Approx. 16 years

N/A

late 827

January 844

Top | The Popes

16 - 20 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Pius XI [260]

Just over 17 years

65

February 6, 1922

February 10, 1939

Benedict XIV [248]

Nearly 18 years

65

August 17, 1740

May 3, 1758

St. Zephyrinus [15]

Approx. 18 years

N/A

c. 199

217

St. Damasus I [37]

Over 18 years

61

October 1, 366

December 11, 384

John XXII (XXI) [197]

Over 18 years

72

August 7, 1316

December 4, 1334

Vigilius [59]

Over 18 years

N/A

March 29, 537

June 7, 555

Pascal (Paschal) II [161]

Approx. 18.5 years

N/A

August 13, 1099

January 21, 1118

Innocent III [177]

Just over 18.5 years

37-38

January 8, 1198

July 16, 1216

Pius XII [261]

Over 19.5 years

63

March 2, 1939

October 9, 1958

Top | The Popes

20 - 25 years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Clement XI [244]

Over 20 years

51

November 23, 1700

March 19, 1721

St. Leo III [97]

Nearly 20.5 years

N/A

December 26, 795

June 12, 816

Urban VIII [236]

Nearly 21 years

55

August 6, 1623

July 29, 1644

St. Leo I (the Great) [45]

Approx. 21 years

N/A

Late 440

November 10, 461

Alexander III [171]

Nearly 22 years

54-59

September 7, 1159

August 30, 1181

St. Silvester (Sylvester) I [33]

Almost 22 years

N/A

January 31, 314

December 31, 335

Pius VII [252]

Over 23 years

58

March 14, 1800

July 20, 1823

Adrian (Hadrian) I [96]

Nearly 24 years

N/A

February 1, 772

December 25, 795

Pius VI [251]

Just over 24.5 years

58

February 15, 1775

August 29, 1799

Top | The Popes

Over 25 Years

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Leo XIII [257]

Almost 25.5 years

68

February 20, 1878

July 20, 1903

St. John Paul II [265]

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Almost 26.5 years

58

October 16, 1978

April 2, 2005

St. Peter [1]

Approx. 31-34 years

30

c. 33

c. 64-67

Bl. Pius IX [256]

Over 31.5 years

54

June 16, 1846

February 7, 1878

Top | The Popes

Not Determinable

Supreme Pontiff

Approx. Length of Reign

Approx. Age at Beg. of Papacy

Beginning of Reign

End of Reign

Francis [267]

still reigning

76

March 13, 2013

Presently Reigning

Top | The Popes

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