- Pope John VI
English name=John VI
October 30, 701
January 11, 705
January 11, 705
popefrom October 30, 701to January 11, 705, was a native of Greece, and succeeded to the papal chair two months after the death of Sergius I.
He assisted the
ExarchTheophylactos, who had been sent to Italyby the emperor Justinian II, and prevented him from using violence against the Romans. Partly by persuasion and partly by means of a bribe, John succeeded in inducing Gisulf, duke of Benevento, to withdraw from the territories of the empire.
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