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Encyclopedia > Pope Stephen III

Stephen III (d. April 27, 757) was a pope of the Roman Catholic Church (752 - 757). There is a problem in the numbering of popes named Stephen: see Pope Stephen II for the explanation. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Events March 9 - A major earthquake strikes Palestine and Syria Offa becomes king of Mercia. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian body with over 1. ... Events Pope Stephen II, pope for 3 days in March. ... Events March 9 - A major earthquake strikes Palestine and Syria Offa becomes king of Mercia. ... Stephen II was elected pope in March of 752. ...


The Lombards to the north of Rome had captured Ravenna, former capital of the Byzantine Empire exarchate, in 751, and began to put pressure on Rome. Relations were very strained in the mid-8th century between the papacy and the Byzantine emperors of the Isaurian dynasty, and the Byzantine Empire itself was beset by the Abassid Caliphate and Bulgars; no help came from Constantinople. Stephen turned to Pippin the Younger, Mayor of the Palace of the Kingdom of the Franks. Pepin took the opportunity to ask Stephen the question: "Who should be king of the Franks: the one with the title or the one with the power?" Stephen agreed that the one with the power should be King of the Franks. Pepin deposed Childeric III and the Franks chose Pepin as King. The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, from which the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Scandinavia that entered the late Roman Empire. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... For other places named Ravenna, see Ravenna (disambiguation). ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... In the Byzantine Empire, an exarch was a proconsul or viceroy who governed a province at some remove from the central authorities, the Emperor and the Patriarch of Constantinople. ... Events Pippin the Short is elected as king of the Franks by the Frankish nobility, marking the end of the Merovingian and beginning of the Carolingian dynasty. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... Bulgars (also Bolgars or proto-Bulgarians) a people of Central Asia, probably originally Pamirian, whose branches became Slavicized and Turkic over time. ... Map of Constantinople. ... Pippin the Younger (714 - September 24, 768) often known under the mistranslation Pippin the Short (French, Pépin le Bref; German, Pippin der Kleine), was a King of the Franks (751 - 768). ... Mayor of the Palace was an early medieval title and office, also known by the Latin name, maior domus or majordomo, used most notably in the Frankish kingdoms in the 7th and 8th centuries. ... The Franks were one of several west Germanic tribes who entered the late Roman Empire from Frisia as foederati and established a lasting realm in an area that covers most of modern-day France and the region of Franconia in Germany, forming the historic kernel of both these two modern... Childeric III (died about 751), king of the Franks, was the last king of the Merovingian dynasty. ...


Pippin invaded Italy twice to settle the Lombard problem and delivered the territory between Rome and Ravenna to the papacy, but left the Lombard kings in possession of their kingdom. City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... For other places named Ravenna, see Ravenna (disambiguation). ...



Preceded by:
Stephen II
Pope
752–757
Succeeded by:
Saint Paul I


Stephen II was elected pope in March of 752. ... For a graphical representation of this list, see list of popes (graphical). ... Paul I was Pope from 757-767. ...


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Pope Stephen III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
April 27, 757) was a pope of the Roman Catholic Church (752 - 757).
Stephen turned to Pippin the Younger, Mayor of the Palace of the Kingdom of the Franks.
Pippin took the opportunity to ask Stephen the question: "Who should be king of the Franks: the one with the title or the one with the power?" Stephen agreed that the one with the power should be King of the Franks.
Encyclopedia: Papal States (5022 words)
Pope Stephen III acted to neutralize the Lombard threat by courting the de facto Frankish ruler, Pippin the Younger.
Pope Pius VI died in exile in France in 1799.
The Pope, whose previous residence, the Quirinal Palace, had become the royal palace of the Kings of Italy, withdrew in protest into the Vatican, where he lived as a self-proclaimed "prisoner", refusing to leave or to set foot in St.
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