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Anastasius III, Pope of Rome

IX/X Centuries
A Roman by birth, Anastasius III was elected to the papal throne in 911, through the influence of the house of Theophylactus, whose puppet he remained until his death in 913. Anastasius broke with Patriarch Nicholas I of Constantinople over the fourth marriage of Emperor Leo VI. Only one of Anastasius' bulls, a simple appointment of a bishop, survives. Anastasius was buried in the basilica of St. Peter's.

Karen Rae Keck


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