Pope Victor III

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Victor III
Papacy beganMay 9, 1086
Papacy endedSeptember 16, 1087
PredecessorPope Gregory VII
SuccessorPope Urban II
Personal details
Birth nameDauferius di Benevento
Died(1087-09-16)September 16, 1087
Other Popes named Victor

Pope Victor III (Latin: Victor Tertius; 1026-September 16, 1087), born Dauferius or Daufar, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 159th Pope from 1086 until his death in 1087.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Dauferius was born in the Lombardy region of Italy.[2]

Benedictine[change | change source]

When Dauferius became a Benedictine monk, he took the name Desiderius. He became the abbot of Monte Cassino.[2]

Cardinal[change | change source]

In 1059, Abbot Desiderius was made a cardinal by Pope Stephen IX.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

Despite frail health, he was elected pope in 1086.[2]

After his death[change | change source]

In 1887, Victor was beatified by Pope Leo XIII.[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Blessed Victor III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-14.
  3. Starr, Brian D. (2006). "Saint Victor II Pope," Tree of Saints, pp. 127-128.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Victor III at Wikimedia Commons

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope Bl. Victor III" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.

Preceded by
Gregory VII
Succeeded by
Urban II