Main article Pope Pius
Pope Pius
There have been 12 Popes who were named Pius:*Pope Pius I *Pope Pius II *Pope Pius III *Pope Pius IV *Pope Pius V *Pope Pius VI...

  • Pope Pius I
    Pope Pius I
    Pope Saint Pius I was Bishop of Rome, according to the Annuario Pontificio, from 142 or 146 to 157 or 161, respectively. Others suggest that his pontificate was perhaps from 140 to 154.-Early life:...

    , saint, Pope 140/142 to 155
  • Pope Pius II
    Pope Pius II
    Pope Pius II, born Enea Silvio Piccolomini was Pope from August 19, 1458 until his death in 1464. Pius II was born at Corsignano in the Sienese territory of a noble but decayed family...

    , Pope 1458 to 1474
  • Pope Pius III
    Pope Pius III
    Pope Pius III , born Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, was Pope from September 22 to October 18, 1503.-Career:...

    , Pope in 1503
  • Pope Pius IV
    Pope Pius IV
    Pope Pius IV , born Giovanni Angelo Medici, was Pope from 1559 to 1565. He is notable for presiding over the culmination of the Council of Trent.-Biography:...

    , Pope 1559 to 1565
  • Pope Pius V
    Pope Pius V
    Pope Saint Pius V , born Antonio Ghislieri , was Pope from 1566 to 1572 and is a saint of the Catholic Church. He is chiefly notable for his role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman liturgy within the Latin Church...

    , saint, Pope 1566 to 1572
  • Pope Pius VI
    Pope Pius VI
    Pope Pius VI , born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi, was Pope from 1775 to 1799.-Early years:Braschi was born in Cesena...

    , Pope 1775 to 1799
  • Pope Pius VII
    Pope Pius VII
    Pope Pius VII , born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was a monk, theologian and bishop, who reigned as Pope from 14 March 1800 to 20 August 1823.-Early life:...

    , Pope 1800 to 1823
  • Pope Pius VIII
    Pope Pius VIII
    Pope Pius VIII , born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni was Pope in 1829 and 1830.-Biography:He was born in Cingoli, Marche, the son of Count Ottavio Castiglioni and his wife Sanzia Ghislieri. He studied Canon law and, in 1800 became bishop of Montalto...

    , Pope 1829 to 1830
  • Pope Pius IX
    Pope Pius IX
    Blessed Pope Pius IX , born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was the longest-reigning elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church, serving from 16 June 1846 until his death, a period of nearly 32 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council in 1869, which decreed papal...

    , Pope 1846 to 1878
  • Pope Pius X
    Pope Pius X
    Pope Saint Pius X , born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox...

    , saint, Pope 1903 to 1914
  • Pope Pius XI
    Pope Pius XI
    Pope Pius XI , born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, was Pope from 6 February 1922, and sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state on 11 February 1929 until his death on 10 February 1939...

    , Pope 1922 to 1939
  • Pope Pius XII
    Pope Pius XII
    The Venerable Pope Pius XII , born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli , reigned as Pope, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State, from 2 March 1939 until his death in 1958....

    , Pope 1939 to 1958

Other people named Pius

  • Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
    Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
    Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius was a pro-Sullan politician and general. He was named Pius because of his 99 BC petition to return his father from exile and was true to his cognomen for the constance and inflexibility with which he always fought for his father's rehabilitation and return to...

    , Roman Consul and soldier, who fought under Sulla, and later was largely responsible for Quintus Sertorius
    Quintus Sertorius
    Quintus Sertorius was a Roman statesman and general, born in Nursia, in Sabine territory. His brilliance as a military commander was shown most clearly in his battles against Rome for control of Hispania...

    's defeat in Spain, despite sharing the victory with Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus.
  • Pio of Pietrelcina
    Pio of Pietrelcina
    Saint Pio of Pietrelcina was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins; he was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. He became famous for his ...

     or "Padre Pio", Capuchin friar and Roman Catholic saint ("Pio" is the Italian
    Italian language
    Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by immigrant communities in the Americas and Australia...

     form of Pius)
  • Pius L. Schwert
    Pius L. Schwert
    Pius Louis Schwert was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.Schwert was born in Angola, New York. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1914. He played baseball for the New York Yankees from 1914 until 1915. He served...

    , a former New York Yankees
    New York Yankees
    The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball in the American League's East Division...

     player and U.S. congressman
  • Antipope Pius XIII, who leads the breakaway True Catholic Church sect
  • Pius Bazighe
    Pius Bazighe
    Pius Bazighe is a retired male javelin thrower from Nigeria, who represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He set his personal best on June 16, 1999 at a meet in Athens, Greece, breaking the Nigerian national record.-Achievements:-References:*...

     (born 1972), Nigerian javelin thrower
  • Pius Heinz
    Pius Heinz
    Pius Heinz is a German poker professional from Cologne, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2011 World Series of Poker. He is the first German player to capture the Main Event bracelet....

     (born 1989), German professional poker player, Who won the 2011 World Series of Poker
    2011 World Series of Poker
    The 2011 World Series of Poker was the 42nd annual World Series of Poker . The WSOP is the most prestigious poker tournament in the world with the winner of the Main Event considered to be the World Champion. It was held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada between May...

     Main Event.
  • Pius Ncube
    Pius Ncube
    His Grace the Most Reverend Dr. Pius Alick Mvundla Ncube served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, until he resigned on September 11, 2007...

    , Catholic Archbishop of Harare and outspoken critic of Robert Mugabe

The name Pius in fiction

  • Pius XV, in the Babylon 5 science fiction saga, is a fictional early 22nd Century Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pius XV was featured in the novel Dark Genesis
  • Pius Thicknesse, a character in the Harry Potter series


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    Light water reactor
    The light water reactor is a type of thermal reactor that uses normal water as its coolant and neutron moderator. Thermal reactors are the most common type of nuclear reactor, and light water reactors are the most common type of thermal reactor...

    not reliant on active safety measures
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