Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Pope John VIII
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Letters of Pope John VIII

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 15 December 882

Place of Death: Rome


Nothing is known about John VIII's place and date of birth. According to Petrus Guillermus he was natione Romanus. His father's name, Gundo, might indicate a Langobardian descent. During the 850s and 860s he was archdeacon of the Roman church. He obviously had profound knowledge of Roman law…

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Arnold, Dorothee, “Pope John VIII”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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