Sergius IV, Pope of Rome
Born Peter Buccaporci in Luna, Italy, Sergius IV made papal name changes
common practice. Before his election to the papacy in 1009, he was bishop
of Albano. He was known for his kindness to the poor and his support of
monasticism. His death in 1012 created suspicion that he had been murdered
because both he and his patron, Count John II Crescentius, died within a
week of each other.
Karen Rae Keck
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