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Stephen IV, (720January 24, 772), pope August 1, 768January 24, 772, was a native of Sicily. For other uses, see number 720. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events Pope Adrian I succeeds Pope Stephen IV. Adrian I turns to Charlemagne for support against king Desiderius of the Lombards. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... August 1st is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Events Charles (Charlemagne) and Carloman divide the Frankish kingdom after the death of their father Pippin the Short. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events Pope Adrian I succeeds Pope Stephen IV. Adrian I turns to Charlemagne for support against king Desiderius of the Lombards. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ...


He came to Rome during the pontificate of Gregory III and gradually rose to high office in the service of successive popes. Saint Gregory III, pope (731-741), a Syrian by birth, succeeded Gregory II in March 731. ...


On the deposition of Antipope Constantine II, Stephen was chosen to succeed him. Fragmentary records are preserved of the council (April 769) at which the degradation of Constantine was completed, certain new arrangements for papal elections made, and the practice of devotion to icons confirmed (see iconoclasm). The politics of Stephen's reign are obscure, but he inclined to alliance between the Papacy and the Lombards rather than to the Franks. He was succeeded by Adrian I. Antipope Constantine II was an antipope from 767 _ 768, during the reign of Pope Stephen IV. He was killed by the Lombards. ... Events Pope Stephen IV holds a council. ... The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it, or by analogy, as in semiotics; in computers an icon is a... Literally, iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other sacred images or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... 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. ... 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... Adrian, or Hadrian I, (died December 25, 795) was pope from 772 to 795. ...


There is a problem in numbering the Popes Stephen. See Pope Stephen II for the explanation. Stephen II was elected pope in March of 752. ...



Preceded by:
Saint Paul I
Pope
768–772
Succeeded by:
Adrian I


Paul I was Pope from May 29, 757- June 28, 767. ... For a graphical representation of this list, see list of popes (graphical). ... Adrian, or Hadrian I, (died December 25, 795) was pope from 772 to 795. ...


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Pope Stephen IV (142 words)
Stephen IV, pope (August 1, 768-January 24 772), was a native of Sicily, and, having come to Rome during the pontificate of Gregory III, gradually rose to high office in the service of successive popes.
On the deposition of Pope Constantine II[?], Stephen was chosen to succeed him.
The politics of Stephen's reign are obscure, but he inclined to alliance between the Papacy and the Lombards rather than to the Franks.
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