Pope Damasus II facts

Damasus II
Papacy began July 17 1048
Papacy ended August 9, 1048
Predecessor Pope Benedict IX
Successor Pope Leo IX
Personal details
Birth name Poppo
Born Pildenau, Bavaria
Died August 9, 1048(1048-08-09)
Rome

Pope Damasus II (Latin: Damasus Secundus; died August 9, 1048), born Poppo, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 152nd Pope for only 24 days from July 17 to August 9, 1048.

He was the third German to become pope.

Early life

He was born in Bavaria.

Bishop

Poppo was Bishop of Brixen in the Tyrol Mountains of Germany..

Pope

Bishop Popo became pope on July 17, 1048; and he took the name Damasas II. He died within a month after his election.

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