– 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.