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List of 10 shortest-reigning Popes
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List of 10 shortest-reigning Popes

List of 10 shortest-reigning Popes

  1. Pope Urban VII (September 15 - September 27, 1590): reigned on 13 calendar days
  2. Pope Boniface VI (April, 896): reigned on 16 calendar days
  3. Pope Celestine IV (October 25 - November 10, 1241): reigned on 17 calendar days
  4. Pope Sisinnius (January 15 - February 4, 708): reigned on 21 calendar days
  5. Pope Theodore II (December, 897): reigned on 21 calendar days
  6. Pope Marcellus II (April 10 - May 1, 1555): reigned on 22 calendar days
  7. Pope Damasus II (July 17 - August 9, 1048): reigned on 24 calendar days
  8. Pope Pius III (September 22 - October 18, 1503): reigned on 27 calendar days
  9. Pope Leo XI (April 1 - April 27, 1605): reigned on 27 calendar days
  10. Pope Benedict V (May 22 - June 23, 964): reigned on 33 calendar days

(11th place: Pope John Paul I (August 26 - September 28, 1978) died on the 33rd day after his election, having reigned on 34 calendar days.)

(0th place?: Pope Stephen II (March 23 - March 26, 752), died of apoplexy three days after his election, and before his consecration. He was excluded from the list of Popes for centuries, but has now been reinstated, causing a mismatch in the numbering of the Popes Stephen who followed him.)

See also: List of 10 longest-reigning Popes