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Benedict VI - (973-974)

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Benedict VI Roman by birth, Benedict was elected pope in 972 and was crowned with the approval of Otto I the following year. Benedict forbade the sale of clerical offices. In early 974, the consul Read More

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Date of birth unknown; d. August, 974 (see Ricobaldi of Ferrara, Compil. Chron., in Rer. Ital. SS. IX). Benedict, Cardinal-Deacon of St. Theodore, a Roman and the son of Hildebrand, was elected as the successor of John XIII, who died 6 September, 972; but the necessity of waiting for the ratification of the Emperor Otho delayed his Read More


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