• Born date: n.a.
  • Born in: Holy Roman Empire
  • Death date: 1012-05-12
  • Death in: Holy Roman Empire
Pope Sergius IV

Pope Sergius IV (died 12 May 1012) was Pope and ruler of the Papal States from 31 July 1009 to his death in 1012.He was born in Rome as Pietro Martino (Peter Martin) Buccaporci, which name essentially translates as "Peter Pig's Snout." The date of his birth is unknown.Buccaporci was the son of a shoemaker (also named Pietro). Despite his family's poor background, he performed well after entering the Church and rose quickly through the ranks. In 1004, he became Bishop of Albano.