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Leo V
Pope Leo V.jpg
Papacy began July 903
Papacy ended September 903
Predecessor Benedict IV
Successor Sergius III
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Ardea, Italy
Died September 903
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Leo

Leo V, a native of Ardea, was Pope for some thirty days in 903 after the death of Pope Benedict IV (900–903). He was dethroned by antipope Christopher (903–904), who is sometimes considered a legitimate pope. Elected while a priest, Leo V's pontificate occurred in the darkest period of papal history. He was deposed and murdered, presumably strangled by Christopher, who was in turn executed by Pope Sergius III (904–911) in 904.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Benedict IV
Succeeded by
Sergius III


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