Join FunTrivia for Free: Hourly trivia games, quizzes, community, and more!
Fun Trivia
Ask FunTrivia: Questions and Answers
Answers to 100,000 Fascinating Questions
Welcome to FunTrivia's Question & Answer forum!

Search All Questions


Please cite any factual claims with citation links or references from authoritative sources. Editors continuously recheck submissions and claims.

Archived Questions

Goto Qn #


Who was the first pope of German lineage?

Question #148176. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Dec 04 2020.
Originally posted Dec 03 2020 3:30 PM.

avatar
elburcher star
Answer has 6 votes
Currently Best Answer
elburcher star
22 year member
1388 replies avatar

Answer has 6 votes.

Currently voted the best answer.
Pope Boniface II
Pope Boniface II was the first Germanic bishop of Rome. He ruled the Holy See from 22 September 530 until his death (17 October 532). He was born an Ostrogoth.

The Ostrogoths were a Roman-era Germanic people.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Boniface_II
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrogoths

Dec 03 2020, 7:08 PM
avatar
pehinhota star
Answer has 2 votes
pehinhota star
9 year member
375 replies avatar

Answer has 2 votes.
Gregor V, previously Bruno of Carinthia, was Pope from 996 to 999. He came from the Salian family and was instigated by Holy Roman Emperor Otto III. elevated to pope. Because of his origins in the Duchy of Carinthia, he is also referred to as the first German on the papal chair.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_V

Dec 04 2020, 4:10 PM
free email trivia FREE! Get a new mixed Fun Trivia quiz each day in your email. It's a fun way to start your day!


arrow Your Email Address:

Sign in or Create Free User ID to participate in the discussion