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born Teofilatto DE TUSCULUM

Pope from 18 May 1012 to his death in 1024

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: in 980 in Latium, Italie
Died: on December 31, 1024


He was born Theophylactus to the noble family of the counts of Tusculum (son of Gregory, Count of Tusculum, and brother of future Pope John XIX), descended from Theophylact, Count of Tusculum, just as was his predecessor Pope Benedict VI (973–974).

Benedict VIII was opposed by an antipope, Gregory VI, who compelled him to flee Rome. He was restored by Henry II of Germany, whom he crowned Emperor on 14 February 1014.

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