Pope Benedict V

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Benedict V
Papacy began May 14 964
Papacy ended June 23 964
Predecessor Pope John XII
Successor Pope Leo VIII
Personal details
Birth name Benedetto
Died July 4, 965
Hamburg, Germany

Other Popes named Benedict

Pope Benedict V (Latin: Benedictus Quintus;   -died July 4, 965), was an Italian deacon of the Roman Catholic Church and the 133rd Pope for a five weeks in 964.[1]

Benedict was known as Grammaticus because of his learning.[2]

Pope[change | edit source]

After the death of Pope John XII, Cardinal Benedetto was elected pope by the Romans in 964; but the Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, did not approve.[3] Otto deposed Benedict who was then exiled.[4]

Otto forced Benedict to travel to Germany where he was placed under the care of Adaldag, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.[2]

After his death[change | edit source]

Benedict was buried in the cathedral in Hamburg. Later, his remains were transferred to Rome.[2]

Although his status was questioned during his lifetime, Benedict V is considered to part of the traditional list of popes.[5]

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References[change | edit source]

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Benedict V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  3. "Benedict V", Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 3, p. 718.
  4. "Benedict V", Encyclopedia Americana (1918), p. 504.
  5. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1835). "Benedict V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 4, p. 214; excerpt, "By several writers he is considered only as an intruder, but in the late Papal chronologies published in Italy we find him placed among the regular popes."

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Preceded by
John XII
Pope
964
Succeeded by
Leo VIII