Pope Paul I

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Paul I
Papacy began 29 May 757
Papacy ended 28 June 767
Predecessor Pope Stephen II
Successor Pope Stephen III
Personal details
Born 700
Rome
Died June 28, 767(767-06-28)
Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul I (Latin: Paulus Primus; 700 – 28 June 767) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 94th Pope from from May 29, 757 to June 28, 767.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

He was the brother of Pope Stephen II.[2]

Deacon[change | change source]

Paul was ordained as a Roman deacon.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

After Pope Stephen's death, Paul was elected in 757.[3]

Paul's papacy was troubled by disputes with the Lombards. He had good relations with Pepin, who was king of the Franks.[4]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Paul I," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-29.
  3. "Paul I," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), pp. 955.
  4. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Paul I," Penny cyclopaedia, Vols. 17-18, p. 322.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Paulus I at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Stephen II
Pope
757–767
Succeeded by
Stephen III