Born: 9XX AD
Died: 983 AD.
- 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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