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Zachary I

This pope, son of Polycronius, a native of Syria, canon regular, then a Benedictine monk, was created cardinal-priest by Gregory III. Others say that he belonged to the Pontina family of San Severino, in Calabria, and was the fourth Neapolitan pope.

He was elected pontiff on the 30th of November, 741. As we have seen at the close of the reign of Gregory III, the conse