Pope John IX


John IX (Latin: Ioannes Nonus) was Pope from 898 to 900.


John IX
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Papacy beganJanuary 898
Papacy endedJanuary 900
PredecessorTheodore II
SuccessorBenedict IV
Personal details
Birth nameUnknown
Tivoli, Papal States
DiedJanuary 900
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named John

Early lifeEdit

Although his exact birth day is unknown, he was a native of Tivoli, which is near Rome.


He was a Benedictine monk.


He was made Pope because of the support of Emperor Lambert of Spoleto.[1] 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.

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  1.   "Pope John IX" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |HIDE_PARAMETER= (help)