• Born date: n.a.
  • Born in: Papal States
  • Death date: 0983-07-10
  • Death in: Holy Roman Empire
Pope Benedict VII

Pope Benedict VII (Latin: Benedictus VII; died 10 July 983) was Pope from October 974 to his death in 983.Benedict was born in Rome, the son of David or Deodatus (brother of Alberic II of Spoleto). Before his election to the papacy, he had previously served as Bishop of Sutri. He belonged to the noble family of the Counts of Tusculum. He was elected by the Roman clergy and people in October 974 under the influence of Sicco, imperial envoy of Emperor Otto II.