Conan I, Pope of Rome
The son of a general, Conan was elected pope in 686 as a compromise: the
clergy wanted Peter, an archpriest, and the army wanted Theodore, a
presbyter. Conan had been educated in Sicily and ordained in Rome. During
his eleven-month reign, Justinian II reduced taxes on Lucani and Calabria,
and Sicilian peasants revolted against the governor whom Conan had
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