Pope Clement II

[Pope Clement II] Reigned from 25 December 1046 to 9 October 1047. Born in Saxony, Germany as Suidger; died near Pesaro, Italy. Bishop of Bamberg, he was proposed for the papacy by King Henry III, whom he later crowned emperor and upon whom he bestowed the title "Patricius." He opened his short pontificate with reform measures attacking simony, and died on the way to Rome from a triumphal tour of southern Italy with Henry.

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