Pope John IX
|Papacy began||January 898|
|Papacy ended||January 900|
Tivoli, Papal States
Rome, Papal States
|Other popes named John|
Although his exact birth day is unknown, he was a native of Tivoli, which is near Rome.
He was made Pope because of the support of Emperor Lambert of Spoleto. Lambert was of the Formosian party. Pope Sergius III who had been elected by the Anti-Formosians was chased from office with arms. John IX died unexpectedly in the year 900, which again led to feuds between different groups.
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.