6th Century BCEEdit

Pontificate Portrait Name Personal Name Age at start/end of papacy Notes

26 November 516 BCE

– 12 March 515 BCE

Pope Brilliant III
Ambitius I St. Chris the Optimist 8/9

The only Pope who lived before Jesus of Nazareth. Known by many Christians as "St. Impatient" or "Christopher the Unreasonably Premature".

Ambitius I was also widely renowned for looking several decades older than he really was.