Popefrom August to November 897.
He was born at
Gallesenear Civita Castellana.
He was elected to succeed the murdered
Pope Stephen VIand was deposed a few months later by one of the factions, which then governed Rome. His short rule was regarded as a virtuous one by the historian Frodoard. He ended his days as a monk, although this may mean simply that he was deposed. [ws|"" in the 1913 "Catholic Encyclopedia"] His date of death is unknown.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0897-0897-_Romanus.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]
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