Pope Anastasius II

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Anastasius II
Papacy began 24 November 496
Papacy ended 16 November 498
Predecessor Gelasius I
Successor Symmachus
Personal details
Birth name Anastasius
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Died 16 November 498
Rome, Ostrogothic Kingdom

Other Popes named Anastasius

Pope Anastasius II (Latin: Anastasius Secondus; died 16 November 498) was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 50th Pope from 496 until his death in 498.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Anastasius was born in Rome.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

Anastasius was elected pope on November 24, 496.[2]


Anastasius II was pontiff during a time of controversy involving Patriarch Acacius of Constantinople[3] Anastasius died in 498 at the height of the crisis.[4]

Legacy[change | change source]

In the Divine Comedy, Dante placed this pope in Hell.[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-8-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Anastasius II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-8-27.
  3. "Anastasius," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2012-8-27.
  4. McBrien. Lives of the Popes (San Francisco, Harper, 2000) p. 82–83.
  5. Bunson, Matthew. (2004). OSV's Encyclopedia of Catholic History, p. 74.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Anastasius II at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Gelasius I
Pope
496-498
Succeeded by
Symmachus