Damasus ii, pope

Pontificate: July 17, 1048 to Aug. 9, 1048. b. Poppo; d. at Palestrina. A Bavarian, he owed his bishopric of Brixen to Emperor henry iii. He rose to prominence in the reform synods of 1046. When Pope clement ii died on Oct. 9, 1047, the deposed Pope benedict ix again seized Rome. At Poehlde an … Leggi tutto