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Pope John IX
Papacy began January 898
Papacy ended January 900
Predecessor Theodore II
Successor Benedict IV
Personal details
Birth name Unknown
Born Unknown
Tivoli, Papal States
Died January 900
Rome, Papal States
Other Popes named John

John IX (Latin: Ioannes Nonus) was Pope from 898 to 900.

Early life

Although his exact birth day is unknown, he was a native of Tivoli, which is near Rome.


He was a Benedictine monk.


He was made Pope because of the support of Emperor Lambert of Spoleto. Lambert was of the Formosian party. Pope Sergius III who had been elected by the Anti-Formosians was chased from office with arms. John IX died unexpectedly in the year 900, which again led to feuds between different groups.

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