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Paul I
Papacy began 29 May 757
Papacy ended 28 June 767
Predecessor Pope Stephen II
Successor Pope Stephen III
Personal details
Born 700
Died June 28, 767

Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul I (Latin: Paulus Primus; 700 – 28 June 767) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 94th Pope from 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