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Anastasius II
Papacy began 24 November 496
Papacy ended 16 November 498
Predecessor Gelasius I
Successor Symmachus
Personal details
Birth name Anastasius
Born ???
Died 16 November 498(498-11-16)
Rome, Ostrogothic Kingdom
Other Popes named Anastasius

Pope Anastasius II (Latin: Anastasius Secondus; died 16 November 498) was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 50th Pope from 496 until his death in 498.

Early life

Anastasius was born in Rome.


Anastasius was elected pope on November 24, 496.

Anastasius II was pontiff during a time of controversy involving Patriarch Acacius of Constantinople Anastasius died in 498 at the height of the crisis.


In the Divine Comedy, Dante placed this pope in Hell.

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Preceded by
Gelasius I
Succeeded by
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