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Damasus II
Papacy began July 17 1048
Papacy ended Agusust 9, 1048
Predecessor Pope Benedict IX
Successor Pope Leo IX
Personal details
Birth name Poppo
Born Pildenau, Bavaria
Died August 9, 1048

Pope Damasus II (Latin: Damasus Secundus; died August 9, 1048), born Poppo, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 152nd Pope for only 24 days from July 17 to August 9, 1048.[1]

He was the third German to become pope.[2]

Early life

He was born in Bavaria.[2]


Poppo was Bishop of Brixen in the Tyrol Mountains of Germany..[2]


Bishop Popo became pope on July 17, 1048; and he took the name Damasas II. He died within a month after his election.[3]

Related pages


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Damasus II", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-8.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1837). "Damasus II", Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 18, p. 297.

Other websites

Media related to Damasus II at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by
Leo IX