Pope Lando


Pope Lando

Infobox Pope
English name=Lando


birth_name=Lando
term_start=July or August, 913
term_end=February or March, 914
predecessor=Anastasius III
successor=John X
birth_date=???
birthplace=Sabina, Italy
dead=dead|death_date=February or March, 914
deathplace=Rome, Italy|

Lando was elected pope in either July or August, 913; he died about six months later, in either February or March, 914.

He was born in Sabina, Italy. His father was reportedly named Taino. He did not change his name on his accession.

Lando is thought to have had powerful friends who helped him be elected pope. Little more is known about him. He was the last pope to use a papal name which had not been previously used until Pope John Paul I did so in 1978.

Lando was pope during the Pornocracy, which lasted from 904 to 964.

Pop culture reference

* Art and theory group monochrom dedicated a pop song on their album "Carefully Selected Moments" to Pope Lando, declaring him "most unimportant pope".
* Pope Lando is often a joke amongst "Star Wars" fans, often festooning a photo of Lando Calrissian as pope.

ources

*Claudio Rendina. "I papi. Storia e segreti". Newton Compton, Rome, 1983.


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