Pope Leo VII facts

Pope Leo VII
Papacy began 3 January 936
Papacy ended 13 July 939
Predecessor John XI
Successor Stephen VIII
Personal details
Born ???
Died 13 July 939

Pope Leo VII (??? − 13 July 939) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 3 January 936 until he died on 13 July 939.

He called for Odo of Cluny to mediate between Alberic II of Spoleto and Hugh of Italy. Odo successfully negotiated a truce after he arranged a marriage between Hugh's daughter Alda and Alberic. He was appointed Frederick, Archbishop of Mainz as a reformer in Germany. He allowed Frederick to drive out Jews that had refused to be baptized but he also did not endorse the forced baptism of Jews. He died on 13 July 939. After he died, he was interred into St. Peter's Basilica.


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