Anastasius III. (Pope)

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Anastasius III. (*? in Rome ; † June, September or November 913), was Pope from April 911 to June, early September or November 913 .


Anastasio, whose father was called Lutianus, was born in Rome and during the pontificate of Sergius III. appointed cardinal deacon and also his successor.

Among the few pieces of information about his pontificate are the bestowal of the pallium to Patriarch Lawrence of Grado between 912 and 913 and Ragemberto, Bishop of Vercelli on February 10, 912.

In the case of the bull "Convenit apostolico" supposedly issued by him (or by John X. ), which confirms the legal sovereignty of the Archdiocese of Hamburg "over the bishops among the Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, Icelanders, Skridefin, Greenlanders and all Nordic nations as well among the Slavs between Peene and Eider ”, combined with the permission to Hoger , Archbishop of Hamburg, to wear miter and pallium on the usual holidays, it is possibly a forgery from the 12th century.

His pontificate falls into the time of the rule of Roman nobles over Rome and the rule of mistresses ( pornocracy ).


The circumstances of his death are unclear, it is possible that he fell out of favor with the Roman city patriciate under the rule of Theophylact I of Tusculum and his wife Theodora I of Tusculum and was murdered on their behalf.

According to the epitaph, his body was buried in St. Peter's Basilica , in the vestibule of the old basilica. The grave was destroyed when the basilica was rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Web links

Commons : Anastasius III.  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Vatican History. after: Michael Borgolte: Succession to Peter and imitation of emperors. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1989, p. 74 A. 156, 123 A. 451, biographical data: Pope Anastasius III. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. RI II, 5 n.1 in: Regesta Imperii Online. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  4. a b c Anastasio. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website ), accessed July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ RI II, 5 n. 5 , in: Regesta Imperii Online. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  6. RI I, 3.2 n. 1266 in: Regesta Imperii Online. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  7. ^ Regesta Imperii Online . Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  8. RI II, 5 n. † 6 in: Regesta Imperii Online. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  9. On the papal pornocracy with special consideration of Marozias ( memento of October 7, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) by Peter de Rosa in the Internet Archive at, as of October 7, 2007, as of November 28, 2010.
  10. Paolo Bertolini:  Anastasio III. In: Massimo Bray (ed.): Enciclopedia dei Papi. Rome 2000 ( ). Retrieved July 22, 2016.
predecessor Office successor
Sergius III. Pope