Pape Sergius III

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Pape
Sergius III
Pope Sergius III.jpg
Installed 29 Januar 904
Term endit 14 Apryle 911
Predecessor Leo V
Successor Anastasius III
Personal details
Birth name Sergius
Born Roum, Papal States
Died (0911-04-14)14 Apryle 911
Roum, Papal States
Ither papes named Sergius

Pope Sergius III (c. 860 − 14 Apryle 911) wis Pape frae 29 Januar 904 tae his daith in 911. He wis pape in a period o feudal veeolence an disorder in central Italy, whan warrin aristocratic factions socht tae uise the material an militar resoorces o the Papacy.[1] Acause Sergius III haed reputitly ordered the murther o his twa immediate predecessors, Leo V an Christopher, an allegedly faithered an illegitimate son that later becam pape (John XI), his pontificate haes been variously descrived as "dismal an disgracefu",[2] an "efficient an ruthless".[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Collins, pgs. 174-175
  2. Wilkes. 31 October 2001. ""The Cadaver Synod: The Strangest Trial in History" Archived 10 Mey 2007[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine. Flagpole Magazine. p. 8.
  3. Collins, pg. 175
Soorces
  • Collins, Roger, Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy (2010)