Book of Saints – Leo III


(Saint) Pope (12 June) (9th century) A Roman by birth, who succeeded Hadrian I in the Chair of Saint Peter (A.D. 795). At the outset of his Pontificate he had to contend with the unruly factions that hindered all good government in the Italy of that age. He was himself seized and put to the torture. He called to his help the great Emperor Charlemagne, who re-established order in Rome, and who was by Pope Leo crowned Emperor of the West in Saint Peter’s (A.D. 800). Saint Leo himself did much to build up again the ruined city and more, by his holy and energetic life, to ensure the peace and prosperity, temporal as well as spiritual, of its inhabitants. He died June 12, A.D. 816.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leo III”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2014. Web. 30 July 2021. <>