Died: 6-Aug-523 AD
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: Ancient Rome
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 514-23
Hormisdas, Roman Catholic Pope from 514 to 523 in succession to Pope Symmachus, was a native of Campania. He is known as having succeeded in obtaining the reunion of the Eastern and Western churches, which had been separated since the excommunication of Acacius in 484. After two unsuccessful attempts under the emperor Anastasius I, Hormisdas had no difficulty in coming to an understanding in 518 with his successor Justin. Legates were despatched to Constantinople; the memorial of the schismatic patriarchs was condemned; and union was resumed with the Holy See. Details of this transaction have come down to us in the Collectio Avellana. Hormisdas was succeeded by Pope John I; his son from an earlier marriage, Silverius, became Pope in 536-37. Both Hormisdas and his son were canonized; his feast day is August 6th.
Son: Pope Silverius (Roman Catholic Pope from 536-37)
Roman Catholic Pope 514 to 6-Aug-523
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