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Pope Clement II

AKA Suidger of Morsleben

Born: ?
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Died: 9-Oct-1047
Location of death: Aposella, Romagna, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1046-47

Clement II, given name Suidger, became pope on the 25th of December 1046. He belonged to a noble Saxon family, was Bishop of Bamberg, and chancellor to the emperor Henry III, to whom he was indebted for his elevation to the papacy upon the abdication of Pope Gregory VI. He was the first pope placed on the throne by the power of the German emperors, but his short pontificate was only signalized by the convocation of a council in which decrees were enacted against simony. He died on the 9th of October 1047, and was buried at Bamberg.

Father: Count Konrad of Morsleben and Hornburg
Mother: Amulrad

    Roman Catholic Pope 25-Dec-1046 to 9-Oct-1047
    Roman Catholic Bishop 1040-46, Bamberg

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