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Pope John XIII

Born: ?
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 6-Sep-972 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 965-72

John XIII, Roman Catholic Pope from 965 to 972, was descended from a noble Roman family, and at the time of his election as successor to Pope Leo VIII was Bishop of Narni. He had been somewhat inconsistent in his relations with his predecessor Leo, but his election was confirmed by the emperor Otto the Great, and his submissive attitude towards the imperial power was so distasteful to the Romans that they expelled him from the city. On account of the threatening procedure of Otto, they permitted him shortly afterwards to return, upon which, with the sanction of Otto, he took savage vengeance on those who had formerly opposed him. Shortly after holding a council along with the emperor at Ravenna in 967, he gave the imperial crown to Otto II at Rome in assurance of his succession to his father; and in 972 he also crowned Theophano as empress immediately before her marriage. On his death in the same year he was followed by Benedict VI.

    Roman Catholic Pope 1-Oct-965 to 6-Sep-972
    Roman Catholic Bishop Narni

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