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Pope Benedict VI

Benedict VI, Pope (972 - 974), was chosen with great ceremony and installed pope under the protection of the Emperor Otto the Great. On the death of the emperor the turbulent citizens of Rome renewed their outrages, and the pope himself was strangled by order of Crescentius, the son of the notorious Theodora.

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Preceded by:
Pope John XIII
List of popes Succeeded by:
Pope Benedict VII