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Benedict VIII (Theophylact)

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Born: 9XX AD
Died: 1024 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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         - Benedict VIII was born in Rome, Italy.

1012 - Opposed by an antipope, Gregory VI, who compelled him to flee Rome.

         - Benedict VIII became Pope.

         - He promoted peace in Italy by allying himself with the Normans, defeating the Saracens, and subjugating the Crescentii.

1020 - Traveled to Germany to confer with Henry II about the renewed Byzantine menace in the Mezzogiorno.

         - Consecrated the new cathedral in Bamberg.

         - He convinced the Emperor to lead an expedition into the south of Italy.

1024 - Benedict VIII died on the 9th of April in Rome, Italy.


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