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Damasus II - (1048)

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Damasus II Pope for 23 days in 1048, Damasus was born Poppo in Bavaria and was the candidate of Henry III. The emperor had appointed Poppo bishop of Brixen ... Read More

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(Previously called POPPO)

A native of Bavaria and the third German to be elevated to the See of Peter. On the death of Clement II, July, 1047, the Tusculan faction reasserted its power in Rome, and, with the secret aid of Boniface, Margrave of Tuscany, restored its wretched creature Benedict IX, who continued in his wonted manner to disgrace the papacy for a further period of ... Read More


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