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Paul I
Papacy began29 May 757
Papacy ended28 June 767
PredecessorPope Stephen II
SuccessorPope Stephen III
Personal details
DiedJune 28, 767
Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul I (Latin: Paulus PrimusLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.; 700 – 28 June 767) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 94th Pope from May 29, 757 to June 28, 767.[1]

Early life

He was the brother of Pope Stephen II.[2]


Paul was ordained as a Roman deacon.[2]


After Pope Stephen's death, Paul was elected in 757.[3]

Paul's papacy was troubled by disputes with the Lombards. He had good relations with Pepin, who was king of the Franks.[4]

Related pages


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Paul I," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-29.
  3. "Paul I," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), pp. 955.
  4. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Paul I," Penny cyclopaedia, Vols. 17-18, p. 322.

Other websites

Media related to Paulus I at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Stephen II
Succeeded by
Stephen III