Encyclopedia > Pope Stephen IX

  Article Content

Pope Stephen IX

Pope Stephen IX was pope from about July 14, 939 until his death towards the end of October, 942).

During his pontificate he was subject to Alberic[?], Prince of the Romans, and did not effectively rule the Papal States. His period as pope was during a brief respite from the period when the church had been ruled by the the so-called "pornocracy[?]" of Theodora and Marozia, Roman noblewomen.


from the 9th edition (1887) of an unnamed encyclopedia.

preceded by Pope Leo VII (936-939)
succeeded by Pope Marinus II (942-946)



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Berlin

... from earlier centuries, the city today is mainly stamped by the primal role it played in Germany's history in the 20th century. On the one hand, each of the governments ...