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Top murdered Popes: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Saint Peter (64/67), by crucifixion. 7618
2 John Paul I (1978): death just 33 days after Papal election led to conspiracies theories. 2459
3 Boniface VIII (1294–1303): Death possibly (though unlikely) from the effects of ill-treatment one month before 645
4 John XII (955–964): Murdered by cuckolded husband 333
5 Celestine V (1294): Rumoured to have been murdered by his successor Boniface VIII after his resignation. 301
6 Saint Anacletus (88). 291
7 Saint Callixtus I (223). 262
8 Saint Fabian (250). 214
9 Saint Pius I (155), by sword. 192
10 Saint Cornelius (253). 181
11 Saint Sixtus I (125), traditionally martyred. 181
12 Saint Stephen I (257). 177
13 John VIII (872–882): Allegedly poisoned and then clubbed to death 176
14 Saint Sixtus II (258). 165
15 Saint Hyginus (142), traditionally martyred. 165
16 Saint Anicetus (166), traditionally martyred. 160
17 Stephen VI (896–897): Strangled 157
18 Saint Eleuterus (189), traditionally martyred. 138
19 Saint Soter (175), traditionally martyred. 137
20 Benedict XI (1304–1305): Allegedly poisoned; no evidence provided 136
21 John X (914–928): Allegedly smothered with pillow 129
22 Gregory V (996–999): Poisoned 119
23 Damasus II (1048): Allegedly murdered 118
24 Clement II (1046–1047): Allegedly poisoned 116
25 John XIV (983–984): Either by starvation, ill-treatment or direct murder 112
26 Leo V (903): Allegedly strangled 103
27 Benedict VI (973–974): Strangled 98
28 Sergius IV (1009–1012): Allegedly murdered 93
29 Adrian III (884–885): Allegedly poisoned 90
30 Stephen VII/(VIII) (928–931): Allegedly murdered 85

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