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Benedict VII - (974-983)

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Benedict VII Chosen by Otto II, Benedict became pope when Sicco, Otto's representative in Rome, vetoed the election of Boniface VII in 974. Four years later, ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; d. c. October, 983. Acting under the influence of Sicco (see BENEDICT VI ), the Roman clergy and people elected to succeed Benedict VI another Benedict, Bishop of Sutri, a Roman and the son of David (October, 974). His authority was opposed by Boniface VII, and, though the antipope himself was forced to ... Read More


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