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Benedict V

Born: 9XX0 AD
Died: 9650 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

         – Benedict V was born in Rome.

964-966 – He was elected by the Romans on the death of Pope John XII.

936-973 – However the Roman Emperor Otto I did not approve of the choice and had him deposed after only a month, and the ex-Pope was carried off to Hamburg and was placed under the care of Adaldag, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.

966 – He became a deacon, dying. He was first buried in the cathedral in Hamburg. At a later date his remains were transferred to Rome.