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Victor III
Papacy began May 9, 1086
Papacy ended September 16, 1087
Predecessor Pope Gregory VII
Successor Pope Urban II
Personal details
Birth name Dauferius di Benevento
Born 1026
Died September 16, 1087

Other Popes named Victor

Pope Victor III (Latin: Victor Tertius; 1026-September 16, 1087), born Dauferius or Daufar, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 159th Pope from 1086 until his death in 1087.[1]

Early life

Dauferius was born in the Lombardy region of Italy.[2]


When Dauferius became a Benedictine monk, he took the name Desiderius. He became the abbot of Monte Cassino.[2]


In 1059, Abbot Desiderius was made a cardinal by Pope Stephen IX.[2]


Despite frail health, he was elected pope in 1086.[2]

After his death

In 1887, Victor was beatified by Pope Leo XIII.[3]

Related pages


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-3-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Blessed Victor III," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-3-14.
  3. Starr, Brian D. (2006). "Saint Victor II Pope," Tree of Saints, pp. 127-128.

Other websites

Media related to Victor III at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Gregory VII
Succeeded by
Urban II