Pope Stephen VII

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Pope Stephen VII
Papacy began February 929
Papacy ended 15 March 931
Predecessor Leo VI
Successor John XI
Personal details
Birth name Stephanus de Gabrielli
Born ???
Rome, Papal States
Died 15 March 931
Rome, Papal States

Pope Stephen VII (??? − 15 March 931) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from February 929 until 15 March 931 when he died.

He was elected by Marozia from the Tusculani family, as a stop-gap measure until her own son John was ready. Before being elected, he was the cardinal-priest of St Anastasia in Rome.[1]

He died on 15 March 931 in Rome and was succeeded by Pope John XI.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mann, Horace K.. The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, Vol. IV: The Popes in the Days of Feudal Anarchy, 891-999. p. 189.
  2. Bower, Archibald. The History of the Popes: from the foundation of the See of Rome to A.D. 1758. p. 311.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Leo VI
Pope
928–931
Succeeded by
John XI