– 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.