Pope Damasus II

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Damasus II
Papacy beganJuly 17 1048
Papacy endedAugust 9, 1048
PredecessorPope Benedict IX
SuccessorPope Leo IX
Personal details
Birth namePoppo
BornPildenau, Bavaria
Died(1048-08-09)August 9, 1048

Pope Damasus II (Latin: Damasus Secundus; died August 9, 1048), born Poppo, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 152nd Pope for only 24 days from July 17 to August 9, 1048.[1]

He was the third German to become pope.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

He was born in Bavaria.[2]

Bishop[change | change source]

Poppo was Bishop of Brixen in the Tyrol Mountains of Germany..[2]

Pope[change | change source]

Bishop Popo became pope on July 17, 1048; and he took the name Damasas II. He died within a month of his election.[3]

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References[change | change source]

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Damasus II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-8.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1837). "Damasus II", Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 18, p. 297.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Damasus II at Wikimedia Commons

  •  "Pope Damasus II" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence

Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by
Leo IX