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Benedict VIII

Born: 9XX0 AD
Died: 1024 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

         – 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.