|Pope Stephen III|
Born: c. 720 AD
Birthplace: Sicily, Italy
Died: 24-Jan-772 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 768-72 AD
Stephen III, sometimes called Stephen IV, Roman Catholic Pope from the 7th of August 768 to the 3rd of February 772, was a native of Sicily, and, having come to Rome during the pontificate of Pope Gregory III, gradually rose to high office in the service of successive popes. On the deposition of Antipope Constantine II, Stephen was chosen to succeed him. Fragmentary records are preserved of the council (April 769) at which the degradation of Constantine was completed, certain new arrangements for papal elections made, and the practice of image worship confirmed. Stephen inclined to the Lombard rather than to the Frankish alliance. He was succeeded by Pope Adrian I.
Roman Catholic Pope 7-Aug-768 to 3-Feb-772 AD
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