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Encyclopedia > Pope Symmachus
Symmachus
Birth name Symmachus
Papacy began November 22, 498
Papacy ended July 19, 514
Predecessor Anastasius II
Successor Saint Hormisdas
Born  ???
Sardinia, Italy
Died July 19, 514
???

Symmachus was pope from 498 to 514. He was born on Sardinia, the son of Fortunatus. He was baptized in Rome, where he became archdeacon of the Church under Pope Anastasius II. Vatican coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events November 22 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected pope in Santa Maria Maggiore. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Events Pope Symmachus (498-514) succeeded by Pope Hormisdas Rebellion in the Byzantine Empire, led by Vitalius Births Deaths Aelle of Sussex, king of Sussex, Bretwalda (approximate date) Categories: 514 ... Anastasius II (died November 16, 498) was pope from November 24, 496 to his death. ... Hormisdas was Pope from July 20, 514 to 523. ... Sardinia [[]] (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Events Pope Symmachus (498-514) succeeded by Pope Hormisdas Rebellion in the Byzantine Empire, led by Vitalius Births Deaths Aelle of Sussex, king of Sussex, Bretwalda (approximate date) Categories: 514 ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Catholic Church. ... Events November 22 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected pope in Santa Maria Maggiore. ... Events Pope Symmachus (498-514) succeeded by Pope Hormisdas Rebellion in the Byzantine Empire, led by Vitalius Births Deaths Aelle of Sussex, king of Sussex, Bretwalda (approximate date) Categories: 514 ... Sardinia [[]] (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... An archdeacon is a senior position in some Christian churches, above that of most clergy and below a bishop. ... Anastasius II (died November 16, 498) was pope from November 24, 496 to his death. ...


Symmachus was elected Pope on November 22, 498. The archpriest of Santa Prassede, Laurentius, was elected pope, that same day, by a dissenting minority faction with Byzantine sympathies. Laurentius was supported by Emperor Anastasius, but the Gothic King Theodoric the Great, in the end, ruled against him and in favor of Symmachus. November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events November 22 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected pope in Santa Maria Maggiore. ... An archpriest is the title of a priest which has supervisory duties over a number of parishes. ... Inside of Santa Prassede. ... Laurentius (Laurence) was an antipope of the Roman Catholic church, from 498 to 499 and from 501 to 506. ... Byzantine Empire (Greek: Βασιλεία Ρωμαίων) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Flavius Anastasius. ... Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche portrays the Goths as cavalrymen. ... Gold medallion of Theodoric, discovered at Sinigaglia, Italy in the 19th century. ...


At a synod held at Rome on March 1, 499, Symmachus bestowed on Laurentius the diocese of Nocera in Campania. The synod also ordained that any cleric who sought to gain votes for a successor to the papacy during the lifetime of the pope, or who called conferences and held consultations for that purpose, should be deposed. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Events March 1 - Pope Symmachus makes Antipope Laurentius bishop of Nocera in Campania. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ...


In 501, senator Festus, supporter of Laurentius, accused Symmachus of various crimes including fornication, though he had a regular lover, Condritia, but the pope refused to appear before the king to answer the charges, asserting that the secular ruler had no jurisdiction over him. A synod (Synodus Palmaris) called by Theodoric on 23 October 502 amid tumult and disorder exonerated Symmachus, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, which offers full details save those of the charges. In fact, the bishops did not clear Symmachus of any of the charges against him, instead ruling that, as pope, no human court could try him; the judgement of pope Symmachus, according to the synod, must be left to God alone. Theodoric installed Laurentius in the Lateran Palace as pope. The schism continued for four years until Theodoric, deciding that the adherents of Laurentius were too pro-Byzantine, withdrew his support of Laurentius and had him removed from Rome, and opposition to Symmachus eventually was stilled. Events Qi He Di succeeds Qo Dong Hun Hou as ruler of the Chinese Qi Dynasty Pope Symmachus is accused of various crimes, but claims that the secular rulers have no authority over him. ... For the town, see Festus, Missouri. ... Fornication refers disapprovingly to any sexual activity outside of the confines of marriage. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Events End of the Qi Dynasty and beginning of the Liang Dynasty in southern China. ... The Lateran Palace, sometimes more formally known as the Palace of the Lateran, is an ancient palace of the Roman Empire and later a Palace of the Popes. ...


The pope contributed large sums for the support of the Catholic bishops of Africa who were persecuted by the rulers of the Arian Vandals. He also aided the inhabitants of upper Italy who suffered from the invasions of barbarians. A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ... This article is about theological views like those of Arius. ... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. ...


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Preceded by:
Anastasius II
Pope of the
Roman Catholic Church

498–514
Succeeded by:
Saint Hormisdas

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Pope Symmachus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Symmachus was elected Pope on November 22, 498.
At a synod held at Rome on March 1, 499, Symmachus bestowed on Laurentius the diocese of Nocera in Campania.
The pope contributed large sums for the support of the Catholic bishops of Africa who were persecuted by the rulers of the Arian Vandals.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Saint Symmachus (2119 words)
Theodoric pronouncing in favour of Symmachus on the ground that he was elected first and by the majority of the clergy, Laurentius submitted to the decision.
Symmachus desired to go from St. Peter's to the synod in order to defend himself, but on the way there he was attacked by his opponents and maltreated, and, escaping only with great difficulty, returned to St. Peter's; several priests who were with him were killed or severely wounded.
Symmachus is venerated in the Roman Church as a saint.
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