|Pope Sergius II|
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 27-Jan-847 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 844-47
Sergius II, Roman Catholic Pope from 844 to 847, a Roman of noble birth, elected by the clergy and people to succeed Pope Gregory IV, was forthwith consecrated without waiting for the sanction of the emperor Lothair, who accordingly sent his son Louis with an army to punish the breach of faith. A pacific arrangement was ultimately made, and Louis was crowned king of Lombardy by Sergius. He was a man of weak health, suffering much from gout, and abandoned the direction of affairs to unworthy persons, whose administration provoked many complaints. In this pontificate Rome was ravaged, and the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul robbed by Saracens (August 846). Sergius was succeeded by Pope Leo IV.
Roman Catholic Pope 844 to 27-Jan-847
Risk Factors: Gout
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