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Agapetus II
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Papacy began May 10 946
Papacy ended October, 955
Predecessor Marinus II
Successor John XII
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Rome, Italy
Died October, 955
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Agapetus

Agapetus II (born in Rome; died October, 955) was Pope from May 10 946 until his death in 955, at the time when Alberic II (932–954), son of Marozia, was governing the independent republic of Rome under the title of "Dux and Senator of the Romans."

Agapetus II, a man of some force of character, attempted to put a stop to the so-called Pornocracy, which lasted from the accession of Pope Sergius III (904–911) in 904 to the deposition of Pope John XII (955–964) in 964. His appeal to Otto I the Great (936–973) to intervene in Rome remained without immediate effect, since Alberic II's position was too strong to be attacked, but it bore fruit after his death.

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Preceded by
Marinus II
Pope
946–955
Succeeded by
John XII







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