Pope Agapetus II


Pope Agapetus II

Infobox Pope
English name=Agapetus II


birth_name=???
term_start=May 10, 946
term_end=October, 955
predecessor=Marinus II
successor=John XII
birth_date=???
birthplace=Rome, Italy
dead=dead|death_date=October, 955
deathplace=Rome, Italy
other=Agapetus

Agapetus II (born in Rome; died October, 955) was Pope from May 10, 946 until his death in 955, at the time when Alberic II (932–954), son of Marozia, was governing the independent republic of Rome under the title of "Prince and Senator of the Romans."

Agapetus II, a man of some force of character, attempted to put a stop to the so-called Pornocracy, which lasted from the accession of Pope Sergius III (904–911) in 904 to the deposition of Pope John XII (955–964) in 964. His appeal to Otto I the Great (936–973) to intervene in Rome remained without immediate effect, since Alberic II's position was too strong to be attacked, but it bore fruit after his death.

External links

* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0946-0955-_Agapetus_II.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]

References

*1911


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