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Pope Benedict VIII

Benedict VIII, pope (1012-1024), of the noble family of the counts of Tusculum like his predecessor Benedict VI, was opposed by an antipope Gregory, who compelled him to flee from Rome. He was restored by Henry II of Germany, whom he crowned emperor in 1014. In his 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.

preceded by Pope Sergius IV (1009-1012)
succeeded by Pope John XIX (1024-1032)



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