Pope Lando

Pope from 913 to 914

Pope Lando (913-14) (Latin: Landus; died 914) was the 122nd Pope from July or August in 913 until February or March in 914.[1]

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Papacy beganJuly or August 913
Papacy endedFebruary or March 914
PredecessorPope Anastasius III
SuccessorPope John X
Personal details
DiedFebruary or March 914


Little is known about the short period during which Pope Lando was the head of the church.[2]


Lando was to be the last pope with a name that was completely unique until Pope Francis's election. Since then, there has not been another pope with the name Lando.[3]

Until Pope John Paul I in 1978, Pope Lando was the last pope to use a papal name which had not been used by an earlier pope.


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-16.
  2. "Pope Lando," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-16.
  3. Memmott, Mark. "5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them?" NPR (National Public Radio, US). March 12, 2013; retrieved 2013-3-16.

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  Media related to Lando (pope) at Wikimedia Commons

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  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence

Preceded by
Anastasius III
Succeeded by
John X