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Papacy began July or August, 913
Papacy ended February or March, 914
Predecessor Anastasius III
Successor John X
Personal details
Birth name Lando
Born ???
Sabina, Italy
Died February or March, 914
Rome, Italy

Lando (also known as Landus[1]) was elected pope in either July or August, 913. He died about six months later, in either February or March, 914.

He was born in Sabina, Italy. His father was reportedly named Taino. He did not change his name on his accession.

Lando is thought to have had powerful friends who helped him to be elected pope. Little more is known about him. He was the last pope to use a papal name which had not been previously used until Pope John Paul I did so in 1978.

Lando was pope during the period colloquially known as the Pornocracy, which lasted from 904 to 964.

Pop culture reference

Art and theory group monochrom dedicated a pop song on their album Carefully Selected Moments to Pope Lando, declaring him "most unimportant pope".


  • Claudio Rendina. I papi. Storia e segreti. Newton Compton, Rome, 1983.


  1. ^ De vita et scriptis Liudprandi, Episcopi Cremonensis
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anastasius III
Succeeded by
John X


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