Pope Anastasius III

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Anastasius III
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Papacy began April 911
Papacy ended June 913
Predecessor Sergius III
Successor Lando
Personal details
Birth name Anastasius
Born ???
Rome, Papal States
Died June 913
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named Anastasius

Pope Anastasius III (died June 913) was Pope from April 911 to his death in 913. He was a Roman by birth.[1] A Roman nobleman, Lucian, is sometimes recognized as his father, although other sources assert that he was the illegitimate son of his predecessor Pope Sergius III (904–911). Almost nothing is recorded of Pope Anastasius III, his pontificate falling in the period when Rome and the Papacy were in the power of Theophylact, Count of Tusculum, and his wife Theodora, who approved Anastasius III's candidacy. Under his reign the Normans of Rollo were evangelized.

His papacy faced renewed threats from the Saracens, after they established themselves on the Garigliano river.[2]

He was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.

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  1. ^ Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., p. 244, retrieved 2013-04-25 
  2. ^ Roger Collins (1 Jan 2009). Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy. Basic Books. p. 175. ISBN 9780786744183. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sergius III
Succeeded by