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John XIX
Papacy beganMay 1024
Papacy endedOctober 1032
PredecessorPope Benedict VIII
SuccessorPope Benedict IX
Personal details
Birth nameRomanus
DiedOctober 1032
Other Popes named John

Pope John XIX (Latin: Ioannes Undevicesimus;   -died October 1032), born Romanus, was an Italian bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and the 145th Pope from 1024 to 1032.[1]

Early life

Romanus was born in Rome to the noble Tusculum family.[2] He was the brother of Pope Benedict VIII and the uncle of Pope Benedict IX.[3]

Pope

Romanus was elected pope in 1024. His family used his money and influence to make Romanus the pope. This was called simony.[3] He chose the name Pope John,[4] and he is known as John XIX.[5]

After his election, Pope John became a priest and a bishop.[3]

John XIX is credited as the first pope to grant an indulgence.[3]

His successor was his nephew, who became known as Benedict IX.[4]

Related pages

References

The Coat of Arms of John XIX[6]
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-3.
  2. The Tusculum family are also known as the Tuscolani
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Pope John XIX," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. H.G. Allen. 1888. p. 711. https://books.google.com/?id=r8kMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA711. 
  5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1839. p. 129. https://books.google.com/?id=FudTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA129. 
  6. Stemmi Papali, Giovanni XIX (in Italian); retrieved 2011-11-3

Other websites

Media related to Ioannes XIX at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Benedict VIII
Pope
1024–1032
Succeeded by
Benedict IX