Pius


Pius

Pius is a male name, from the Latin word "pius", the meaning of which is similar to the English "pious" from piety , meaning a desire and willingness to perform religious duties. The name is most commonly associated with popes, twelve of whom (including three in the twentieth century and seven in the last 250 years), have taken the name Pius.

Notable persons named Pius:

Emperors

* Antoninus Pius - Roman Emperor 138 to 161

Popes

:"Main article Pope Pius
* Pope Pius I, saint, pope 140/142 to 155
* Pope Pius II, pope 1458 to 1474
* Pope Pius III, pope in 1503
* Pope Pius IV, pope 1559 to 1565
* Pope Pius V, saint, pope 1566 to 1572
* Pope Pius VI, pope 1775 to 1799
* Pope Pius VII, pope 1800 to 1823
* Pope Pius VIII, pope 1829 to 1830
* Pope Pius IX, pope 1846 to 1878
* Pope Pius X, saint, pope 1903 to 1914
* Pope Pius XI, pope 1922 to 1939
* Pope Pius XII, pope 1939 to 1958

Other people named Pius

* Antipope Pius XIII, who leads the breakaway True Catholic Church sect
* 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 Ncube, Catholic Arch Bishop of Harare and outspoken critic of Robert Mugabe
* Pius Thicknesse, a character in the "Harry Potter" series
* Pius Eugene, an Award Winning Malaysian graphic designer & artist of Ceylonese heritage living & based in Vietnam since 1996. He works from his studio in his home - The Studio of Pius Eugene. Pius lives with his Vietnamese wife Teresa Nguyen Kim Chi, in Ho Chi Minh City & retreats in Dalat.


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  • Pius X. — Pius X. Pius X., (Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto; * 2. Juni 1835 in Riese, Lombardo Venetien; † 20. August 1914 in Rom) war von 1903 bis 1914 Papst der römisch katholischen Kirche und wurde von Pius XII. 1954 heiliggesprochen. Pius X …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pius — Pius,   Päpste:    1) Pius I. (140 154/155 ?); nach dem Murator. Fragment ein Bruder des Hermas. Während seines Pontifikats wirkten in Rom der Theologe Marcion, der Philosoph Justin und der Gnostiker Valentin (* um 100, ✝ um 160). Heiliger (Tag:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pius — ist ein männlicher Vorname, der aus dem Lateinischen kommt und der Fromme (Gottesfürchtige) bedeutet. Der Name wird nur sehr selten im deutschen Sprachraum vergeben und dann oft in katholischen Familien. Die weibliche Form ist Pia, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pius IX —     Pope Pius IX     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius IX     (GIOVANNI MARIA MASTAI FERRETTI).     Pope from 1846 78; born at Sinigaglia, 13 May, 1792; died in Rome, 7 February, 1878 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pius IX. — Pius IX. Pius IX. (* 13. Mai 1792 in Senigallia (Kirchenstaat) als Grafensohn Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti; † 7. Februar 1878 in Rom) war Papst von 1846 bis 1878. In sein Pontifikat − mit 31 Jahren und 8 Monaten das längste in der römisch katho …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pius V. — Pius V. in einer Darstellung von El Greco Wappen von Papst Pius V., mode …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pius XI. — Pius XI., 1930 Pius XI. (* 31. Mai 1857 in Desio (Lombardei); † 10. Februar 1939 in Rom) – bürgerlicher Name Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti – war Papst von 1922 bis 1939. Pius XI. widmete sich nach Leo XIII. der Soziallehre und pr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pius X —     Pope Pius X     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius X     (Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto).     Born 2 June, 1835, at Riese, Province of Treviso, in Venice. His parents were Giovanni Battista Sarto and Margarita (née Sanson); the former, a postman …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pius — [pī′əs] 1. Pius II (born Enea Silvio de Piccolomini) 1405 64; pope (1458 64) 2. Pius VII (born Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti) 1742 1823; pope (1800 23) 3. Pius IX (born Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) 1792 1878; pope (1846 78) 4 …   Universalium

  • Pius VI —     Pope Pius VI     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius VI     (GIOVANNI ANGELICO BRASCHI).     Born at Cesena, 27 December, 1717; elected 15 February, 1775; died at Valence, France, 29 Aug., 1799. He was of a noble but impoverished family, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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