- Pope Benedict IV
English name=Benedict IV
February 1, 900
Benedict IV (died July 903) was
Popefrom 900 to 903. He was the son of Mammalus, a native of Rome. The tenth-century historian Frodoard, who nicknamed him the Great, commended his noble birth and public generosity. He succeeded Pope John IX(898–900) and was followed by Pope Leo V(903).
Benedict IV upheld the ordinances of
Pope Formosus, whose rotting corpse was exhumed by Pope Stephen VIand put on trial in the Cadaver Synodof 897. In 901, after the CarolingianEmperors had disappeared, Benedict followed the example of Pope Leo IIIand crowned Louis of Provenceas Holy Roman Emperor. In his reign, he also excommunicated Baldwin II of Flandersfor murdering Fulk, Archbishop of Reims. He died in the summer of 903 and was buried in front of St Peter's, by the gate of Guido.
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