Leo III

Leo III

Birth
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death 12 Jun 816
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Vatican City
Memorial ID 8821754 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Unanimously elected on December 26, 795. On April 25, 799, members of Pope Adrian I's family hired thugs to attack Leo in a procession. They scarred his face and tried to tear out his tongue and eyes to render him unfit for the papacy. He survived the attack, scarred but tongue and eyes miraculously healed. On Christmas day, 800, Leo crowned Charlemagne emperor, the event that traditionally marks the beginning of the Holy Roman Empire.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 24 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8821754
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leo III (unknown–12 Jun 816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8821754, citing Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City ; Maintained by Find A Grave .