Letters of Pope John VIII Date of Birth: Unknown Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: 15 December 882 Place of Death: Rome
Nothing is known about John VIII's place and date of birth. According to Petrus Guillermus he was natione Romanus. His father's name, Gundo, might indicate a Langobardian descent. During the 850s and 860s he was archdeacon of the Roman church. He obviously had profound knowledge of Roman law…
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“Pope John VIII”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23756>