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  • Death date: 1024-04-09
  • Death in: Holy Roman Empire
Pope Benedict VIII

Pope Benedict VIII (Latin: Benedictus VIII; ca. 980 – 9 April 1024) was Pope from 18 May 1012 to his death in 1024. He was born Theophylactus to the noble family of the counts of Tusculum (son of Gregory, Count of Tusculum, and brother of future Pope John XIX), descended from Theophylact, Count of Tusculum, just as was his predecessor Pope Benedict VI (973–974).Benedict VIII was opposed by an antipope, Gregory VI, who compelled him to flee Rome.

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