John X

John X

Birth
Death 28 May 928 (aged 67–68)
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 8823769 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Giovanni da Tossignano, as Pope he tried to unite the South Slavs more closely to Rome. He discouraged the Slavonic liturgy, and succeeded in having his views adopted by a national synod of Spalato in 926. He also worked on the Bulgarians and enjoyed some passing success in bringing Bulgaria under his jurisdiction. In Germany Pope John X encouraged the clergy to support the hard-pressed King Conrad in his efforts to bring law and order to that distressed country. After the murder of King Berengarius in 924 the pope supported Hugh of Burgundy, and, when the latter landed in Pisa, John sent his legate to meet him and form an alliance. At the Battle of Garigliano in June 915 he personally led the Papal forces against the Saracens. He eventually came in conflict with powerful Roman noblewoman Marozia and Roman nobleman Guy of Tuscany, who deposed him and had him executed. He had served as Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church since March 914.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 24 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8823769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John X (860–28 May 928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8823769, citing Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .