Pope Victor III
head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 1086 to 1087
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.
|Papacy began||May 9, 1086|
|Papacy ended||September 16, 1087|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory VII|
|Successor||Pope Urban II|
|Birth name||Dauferius di Benevento|
|Died||September 16, 1087|
|Other popes named Victor|
Dauferius was born in the Lombardy region of Italy.
When Dauferius became a Benedictine monk, he took the name Desiderius. He became the abbot of Monte Cassino.
In 1059, Abbot Desiderius was made a cardinal by Pope Stephen IX.
Despite frail health, he was elected pope in 1086.
After his deathEdit
In 1887, Victor was beatified by Pope Leo XIII.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-14.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Blessed Victor III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-14.
- ↑ Starr, Brian D. (2006). "Saint Victor II Pope," Tree of Saints, pp. 127-128.
Media related to Victor III at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.