John VIII may refer to:
* Pope John VIII, Pope from 872 to 882
* Antipope John VIII, antipope in 844
* John VIII Palaiologos (1392–1448), Byzantine Emperor
* The mythical Pope Joan, in some versions of her legend

ee also

* John 8, the eighth chapter of the Gospel of John

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  • John VIII —     Pope John VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John VIII     (Reigned 872 82)     A Roman and the son of Gundus. He seems to have been born in the first quarter of the ninth century; d. 16 Dec., 882. In 853 and 869 he appears as archdeacon …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John VIII — died A.D. 882, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 872 882. * * * ▪ pope born , Rome [Italy] died Dec. 16, 882, Rome       pope from 872 to 882.       John was a deacon of the Roman church when elected on Dec. 14, 872, to succeed Pope Adrian II. He… …   Universalium

  • John VIII — died A.D. 882, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 872 882 …   Useful english dictionary

  • John VIII, Pope — • Reigned 872 82 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John VIII Palaiologos — Infobox Monarch name =John VIII Palaiologos title =Emperor of the Byzantine Empire reign =1425 – 1448 predecessor =Manuel II Palaiologos successor =Constantine XI Palaiologos spouse 1 =Anna of Moscow spouse 2 =Sophia of Montferrat spouse 3… …   Wikipedia

  • John VIII Palaiologos —    Emperor (q.v.) from 1425 1448, succeeding his father Manuel II (q.v.). His reign saw continued Ottoman (q.v.) advances against Byzantine European possessions. Thessalonike (q.v.) fell in 1430, and before his reign ended the Despotate of Morea… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • John VIII Palaeologus — born Dec. 17/18, 1392 died Oct. 31, 1448, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (1421–48). The son of Manuel II Palaeologus, he was crowned coemperor with his father in 1408 and took effective control of the empire in 1421. He became sole emperor… …   Universalium

  • John VIII of Harcourt — Jean VIII of Harcourt (9 April 1396 17 August 1424, Verneuil) was a count of Aumale. He was the son of John VII of Harcourt, count of Harcourt, and of Marie of Alençon, a princess of the blood .LifeHe fought the English at the Battle of Agincourt …   Wikipedia

  • John VIII Xiphilinos —    Patriarch of Constantinople (qq.v.) from 1064 1075, jurist; friend of Michael Psellos and John Mauropous (qq.v.). Prior to his appointment as patriarch he was the first president (nomophylax [q.v.]) of the law school created by Constantine IX… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Pope John VIII — Infobox Pope English name=John VIII birth name=??? term start=December 13, 872 term end=December 16, 882 predecessor=Adrian II successor=Marinus I birth date=??? birthplace=Rome, Italy dead=dead|death date=death date|882|12|16|mf=y deathplace=??? …   Wikipedia

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