Pope Damasus II
Pope Damasus II (Latin: Damasus Secundus; died August 9, 1048), born Poppo, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 152nd Pope for only 24 days from July 17 to August 9, 1048.
|Papacy began||July 17 1048|
|Papacy ended||August 9, 1048|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict IX|
|Successor||Pope Leo IX|
|Died||August 9, 1048|
He was the third German to become pope.
He was born in Bavaria.
Poppo was Bishop of Brixen in the Tyrol Mountains of Germany..
Bishop Popo became pope on July 17, 1048; and he took the name Damasas II. He died within a month of his election.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-8.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Damasus II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-8.
- ↑ Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1837). "Damasus II", Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 18, p. 297.
Media related to Damasus II at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence