List of German popes


List of German popes

List of German popes:
*Pope Gregory V Bruno von Kärnten 996–999
*Pope Clement II Suitger Graf von Morsleben und Hornburg 1046–1047
*Pope Damasus II Poppo von Brixen 1048
*Saint Pope Leo IX Bruno Graf von Egisheim-Dagsburg 1049–1054
*Pope Victor II Gebhard von Dollnstein-Hirschberg 1055–1057
*Pope Stephen IX (sometimes counted as Stephen X) Friedrich von Lothringen 1057–1058
*Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Alois Ratzinger since 2005

Pope Adrian VI, who reigned in 1522 – 1523, was born and raised in Utrecht, now part of the Netherlands. However the Bishopric of Utrecht was part of the Holy Roman Empire and was regarded as part of "Germany" as it was then defined.

ee also

*Pope Boniface II - the first Germanic pope

External links

* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1349076.htm ABC NEWS: "Who was the last German pope?"] : April 20, 2005
* [http://www.damian-hungs.de/ German Popes]


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