1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Leo (popes)/Leo V–VII
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Leo V., a native of Ardea, was pope for two months in 903 after the death of Benedict IV. He was overthrown and cast into prison by the priest Christopher, who installed himself in his place.
Leo VI. succeeded John X. in 928, and reigned seven months and a few days. He was succeeded by Stephen VIII.
Leo VII., pope from 936 to 939, was preceded by John XI., and followed by Stephen IX.