Pope Anastasius II


Pope Anastasius II (Latin: Anastasius Secondus; died 16 November 498) was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 50th Pope from 496 until his death in 498.[1]

Pope Anastasius II
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Papacy began24 November 496
Papacy ended16 November 498
PredecessorGelasius I
Personal details
Birth nameAnastasius
Died(498-11-16)16 November 498
Rome, Ostrogothic Kingdom
Other popes named Anastasius

Early lifeEdit

Anastasius was born in Rome.[2]


Anastasius was elected pope on November 24, 496.[2]

Anastasius II was pontiff during a time of controversy involving Patriarch Acacius of Constantinople[3] Anastasius died in 498 at the height of the crisis.[4]


In the Divine Comedy, Dante placed this pope in Hell.[5]

Related pagesEdit


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-8-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Anastasius II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-8-27.
  3. "Anastasius," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2012-8-27.
  4. McBrien. Lives of the Popes (San Francisco, Harper, 2000) p. 82–83.
  5. Bunson, Matthew. (2004). OSV's Encyclopedia of Catholic History, p. 74.

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  Media related to Anastasius II at Wikimedia Commons

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  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Anastasius II Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Gelasius I
Succeeded by