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BENEDICT VII

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 718 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BENEDICT VII. was pope from 974 to 983. He was elected through the intervention of a representative of the emperor,Count Sicco, who drove out the intruded Franco (afterwards Pope Boniface VII.). Benedict governed Rome quietly for nearly nine years, a somewhat rare thing in those days.
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