Pope John VIII
(705 words)

Letters of Pope John VIII

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 15 December 882

Place of Death: Rome

Biography

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…

Cite this page
Arnold, Dorothee, “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>
First published online: 2010



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