Pape Sergius III

Pope Sergius III (c. 860 − 14 Apryle 911) wis Pape frae 29 Januar 904 tae his daith in 911. He wis pape in a period o feudal veeolence an disorder in central Italy, whan warrin aristocratic factions socht tae uise the material an militar resoorces o the Papacy.[1] Acause Sergius III haed reputitly ordered the murther o his twa immediate predecessors, Leo V an Christopher, an allegedly faithered an illegitimate son that later becam pape (John XI), his pontificate haes been variously descrived as "dismal an disgracefu",[2] an "efficient an ruthless".[3]

Sergius III
Pope Sergius III.jpg
Installed29 Januar 904
Term endit14 Apryle 911
PredecessorLeo V
SuccessorAnastasius III
Personal details
Birth nameSergius
BornRoum, Papal States
Died(0911-04-14)14 Apryle 911
Roum, Papal States
Ither papes named Sergius


  1. Collins, pgs. 174-175
  2. Wilkes. 31 October 2001. ""The Cadaver Synod: The Strangest Trial in History" Archived 10 Mey 2007 at the Wayback Machine Flagpole Magazine. p. 8.
  3. Collins, pg. 175
  • Collins, Roger, Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy (2010)