Pope John XIX and the History of Music — By: OnePeterFive

One thousand years ago, on April 19, 1024, Romano of the counts of Tusculum, brother of Pope Benedict VIII (†1024), was elected Pope with the name of John XIX. At the time of his election, he was still a layman, holding the positions of “consul, duke and senator of all the Romans.” During his pontificate, he crowned as Holy Roman emperor the German king Conrad II (Easter 1027)…


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