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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.

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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.


Dec 03 2020, 7:08 PM
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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.


Dec 04 2020, 4:10 PM
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