Pontificate: July or Nov. 913 to Mar. 914. A Roman of Sabinian ancestry, Lando was one of several popes created in the tenth century by the house of Theophylactus. Pope formosus had appointed the original theophylactus as vestararius (or vestiarius ), an office of considerable influence and importance in the control of the temporalities of the Holy See. In Rome Theophylactus held the titles of consul and senator—a distinction shared by his wife theodora and his daughters theodora and marozia. These women dictated the election of papal candidates for half a century, and thus gave grounds for the legend that in this period of history a woman wore the tiara (see joan, popess, fable of). Like most popes of this tragic era, Lando enjoyed a very brief pontificate. During the six months of his tenure nothing good or evil is recorded of the papacy. It is probable that Lando was simply the instrument of the Roman aristocracy, especially the elder Theodora. He was succeeded by john x.
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