Pope Benedictus, VIII

Pope Benedictus, VIII

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  • Name Benedictus  
    Prefix Pope 
    Suffix VIII 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1024 
    Person ID I434079  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2007 

    Father Conte Gregorius di Tusculum, I,   d. 1002-1012 
    Mother Maria,   d. 1013 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F200463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Pope Benedictus, VIII
    Pope Benedictus, VIII

  • Notes 
    • 1012 Papst, kämpft gegen die Sarazenen
      Theophylaktus. Graf v. Tusculum. Sohn des Grafen Gregor v. Tusculum. Römer.
      Sein Bruder wurde Papst Johannes XIX.
      (Gewählt durch das Geschlecht der tuskulanischen Grafen, Albarichs Nachkommen. Gegenpapst Gregor der Crescentier musste das Feld räumen; prot. KG).
      Papst Benedikt krönte am 14. Febr. 1014 zusammen mit Kunigunde König Heinrich II. zum Kaiser u. errang 1016 bei Luni den Sieg über die Sarazenen. Er reiste auf Einladung Kaiser Heinrich II. 1020 nach Bamberg u. nahm aktiv am Feldzug von Kaiser Heinrich II. 1022 gegen die Byzantiner teil. Papst u. Kaiser wohnten 1022 der großen Reformsynode in Pavia bei.
      Er setzte das Verbot der Priesterehe ein.

      from Theophylact, Count of Tusculum like his predecessor Pope Benedict VI (973-974). Benedict VIII was opposed by an antipope , Gregory VI (1012), who compelled him to flee Rome . He was restored by Henry II of Germany (1002-24), whom he crowned Emperor on February 14, 1014 , and for his entire pontificate remained on good terms with him. In Benedict VIII's pontificate the Saracens renewed their attacks on the southern coasts of Europe , and effected a settlement in Sardinia . The Normans also then began to settle in Italy . The Pope promoted peace in Italy by allying himself with the Normans, defeating the Saracens, and subjugating the Crescentii . He held a synod in Pavia with the Emperor to restrain simony and clerical incontinence. The reformation effected by the monastery of Cluny was supported by him, and he was a friend of its abbot, St. Odilo.
      In 1020 , Benedict VIII travelled to Germany to confer with Henry II about the renewed Byzantine menace in the Mezzogiorno . Arriving at Bamberg at Eastertide, he consecrated the new cathedral there, obtained a charter from Henry II confirming the donations of Charlemagne (768-814) and Otto the Great (936-973), and visited the monastery of Fulda . He convinced the Emperor to lead an expedition into the south of Italy and subordinate his vassals who had defected to Greek authority.


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