Benedict VII

Born: 9XX AD
Died: 983 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.


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