Anastasius III
Bishop of Rome
ChurchCatholic Church
Papacy beganApril 911
Papacy endedJune 913
PredecessorSergius III
Personal details

14 march c. 865
DiedJune 913
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named Anastasius

Pope Anastasius III (Latin: Anastasius Tertius; c. 865 - June 913[1]) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from April 911 to his death.

Anastasius was a Roman by birth.[2] A Roman nobleman, Lucian, is sometimes recognized as his father, although other sources assert that he was the illegitimate son of his predecessor, Pope Sergius III.[citation needed]

Almost nothing is recorded of Pope Anastasius III, his pontificate falling in the period when Rome and the papacy were in the power of Theophylact I of Tusculum and Theodora, who approved Anastasius III's candidacy. Under his reign the Normans of Rollo were evangelized. Anastasius III's papacy faced renewed threats from the Saracens, after they established themselves on the Garigliano river.[3] He was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.


  1. ^ "Pope Anastasius III (Anastasio ) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII, vol. I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., p. 244, retrieved 2013-04-25
  3. ^ Roger Collins (1 Jan 2009). Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy. Basic Books. p. 175. ISBN 9780786744183.
Catholic Church titles Preceded bySergius III Pope 911–913 Succeeded byLando