In life, His Holiness Pope John Paul I was a humble pope. He embraced the trappings of the papacy simply because these were the trappings of the papacy, placed upon him, not chosen by him.
In death, His Holiness Pope John Paul I is a humble pope. No one really remembers him. His papacy was about a month in 1978. He was known as the smiling pope as Pope Paul VI had become so dour and depressed looking about the state of the Church in the 1970's and the loss of a best friend murdered by an Italian terrorist organization.