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Pope Victor III (Latin: Victor Tertius; 1026-September 16, 1087), born Dauferius or Daufar, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 159th Pope from 1086 until his death in 1087.[1]

Victor III
Papacy beganMay 9, 1086
Papacy endedSeptember 16, 1087
PredecessorPope Gregory VII
SuccessorPope Urban II
Personal details
Birth nameDauferius di Benevento
Born1026
Lombardy
Died(1087-09-16)September 16, 1087
Rome
Other Popes named Victor

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Early lifeEdit

Dauferius was born in the Lombardy region of Italy.[2]

BenedictineEdit

When Dauferius became a Benedictine monk, he took the name Desiderius. He became the abbot of Monte Cassino.[2]

CardinalEdit

In 1059, Abbot Desiderius was made a cardinal by Pope Stephen IX.[2]

PopeEdit

Despite frail health, he was elected pope in 1086.[2]

After his deathEdit

In 1887, Victor was beatified by Pope Leo XIII.[3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Blessed Victor III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-14.
  3. Starr, Brian D. (2006). "Saint Victor II Pope," Tree of Saints, pp. 127-128.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Victor III at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Bl. Victor III" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.


Preceded by
Gregory VII
Pope
1086–1087
Succeeded by
Urban II