Pope John IX

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John IX
Papacy beganJanuary 898
Papacy endedJanuary 900
PredecessorTheodore II
SuccessorBenedict IV
Personal details
Birth nameUnknown
Bornc. 840
Tivoli, Papal States
Died5 January 900
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named John

John IX (Latin: Ioannes Nonus) was Pope from 898 to 900.

Early life[change | change source]

Although his exact birth day is unknown, he was a native of Tivoli, which is near Rome.

Monk[change | change source]

He was a Benedictine monk.

Pope[change | change source]

He was made Pope because of the support of Emperor Lambert of Spoleto.[1] Lambert was of the Formosian party. Pope Sergius III who had been elected by the Anti-Formosians was chased from office with arms. John IX died unexpectedly in the year 900, which again led to feuds between different groups.

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References[change | change source]

Emblem of the popes
  1.  "Pope John IX" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.