Pope John VI


Pope John VI

Infobox Pope
English name=John VI


term_start=October 30, 701
term_end=January 11, 705
predecessor=Sergius I
successor=John VII
birth_date=???
birthplace=Ephesus, Greece
dead=dead|death_date=January 11, 705
deathplace=???
other=John

John VI, pope from October 30, 701 to 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 Exarch Theophylactos, who had been sent to Italy by 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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