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Pope Saint Leo IV
Papacy began 10 April 847
Papacy ended 17 July 855
Predecessor Sergius II
Successor Benedict III
Personal details
Born 790
Rome, Papal States
Died 17 July 855(855-07-17)
Rome, Papal States

Pope Saint Leo IV (790 – 17 July 855) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 10 April 847 until he died in 855.

He was born in Rome. He died in Rome on 17 July 855 and was buried in St. Peter's Basilica. There was a medieval tradition that had claimed that a woman, Pope Joan, had succeeded him by disguising herself as a man but she is believed to be fictitious.

Battle of Ostia (1829 engraving)
The Battle of Ostia in an 1829 engraving.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sergius II
Succeeded by
Benedict III
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