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March 30, 2015

Papal Pandemonium: Quarterfinal #9

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We’ve reached our ninth and final first-round matchup. After this is in the books, we’ll be down to our last 27.

You have until noon Eastern on Tuesday to get in your vote. (Also, a reminder that you have until noon today to vote in Quarterfinal #8.)

Papal Pandemonium quarterfinal 9


Choose your three favorite papal names.

    Zephyrinus (68%, 19 Votes)

    Zachary (18%, 5 Votes)

    Vitalian (50%, 14 Votes)

    Theodore (11%, 3 Votes)

    Marcellus (25%, 7 Votes)

    Marcellinus (25%, 7 Votes)

    Lucius (36%, 10 Votes)

    Callistus (43%, 12 Votes)

    Benedict (18%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Benedict – used 15 times (last: 2013)

Derivation: Latin, blessed

I II III IV V
575–579 684–685 855–858 900–903 964
VI VII VIII IX X
973–974 974–983 1012–1024 1032–1045
1047–1048
antipope
XI* XII XIII XIV XV
1303–1304 1334–1342 1724–1730 1740–1758 1914–1922
XVI
2005–2013

How’s this for strange: Pope Benedict IX was elected not once, not twice, but three times – the only Pontiff to have more than one turn with the tiara.

Callistus – used 3 times (last: 1458)

Derivation: Greek, most beautiful

I II III
217–222 1119–1124 1455–1458

Lucius – used 3 times (last: 1185)

Derivation: Latin, light; also related to Luke

I II III
253–254 1144–1145 1181–1185

Marcellinus (296–304)

Derivation: Latin, diminutive form of Marcellus

Marcellus – used 2 times (last: 1555)

Derivation: Latin, hammerof Mars

I II
308–309 1555

Theodore – used 2 times (last: 897)

Derivation: Greek, God’s gift

I II
642–649 897

Vitalian (657–672)

Derivation: Latin, alive

Zachary (741–752)

Derivation: Hebrew, remembered by God

Zephyrinus (199–217)

Derivation: Greek, of the west wind

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