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Pope Leo, V
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Pope. Leo V is spoken of as a praiseworthy and holy man, but practically nothing is known of his early life or of his election. Whatever his qualifications, his pontificate was so short that he had no time to do more than grant the canons of Bologna the pleasant privilege of exemption from taxes. The circumstances of his death are as obscure as those of his life. After a pontificate of somewhat over a month he was seized by Christopher, Cardinal-Priest of St. Damasus, and cast into prison. The intruder promptly seated himself in the chair of Peter, but was soon after displaced by Sergius III. One lone author, however, states that Sergius, out of pity, had both Leo and Christopher executed. At any rate, whatever the manner of his death, Leo V disappeared from history at this time. (bio by: MC) 
Saint Peter's Basilica , Vatican City
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 24, 2004
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