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Benedict V - (964)

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Benedict V Pope from May-June, 964, Benedict was a deacon known as Grammaticus because of his learning. He was elected after the assassination of John XII, but the emperor, Otto III, supported a rival candidate, Leo VIII. Otto had made ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; died 4 July, 965.

Benedict V was elected pope (May, 964) in very critical circumstances. The powerful emperor, Otho I, had forcibly deposed the unworthy John XII, and had replaced him by a nominee of his own who took the title of Leo VIII. But at the first opportunity the Read More

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