, bishop of Rome
from about 198
, succeeded Pope Victor I
. He is described as a man of little intelligence or
strength of character, and the somewhat important controversies on doctrine and
discipline that marked his pontificate are more appropriately associated with
the names of Hippolytus
and of Callixtus
, his principal adviser and afterwards his successor.
Zephyrinus died on December 20, 217.
from a 1911 encyclopedia