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Benedict VII

Born: 9XX0 AD
Died: 9830 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

         – Benedict VII was born in Rome, Italy.

         – He succeeded to the papacy as a compromise candidate, to replace antipope Boniface VII.

973-983 – Elected to become Pope by the Roman clergy and people under the influence of Sicco.

         – He governed Rome quietly for nearly nine years.

981 – In March, he presided over a synod in St Peter’s that prohibited simony.

         – In September, Benedict VII convened a Lateran Synod.

983 – Pope Benedict VII died in Rome, Italy.