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Marozia

(mərō`zhēə, Ital. märô`tsyä), c.892–c.937, Italian noblewoman. Daughter of the Roman consul Theophylact and his wife Theodora, Marozia was strongly influenced by her mother who controlled Roman politics and the papacy in what has been called the "pornocracy." The mistress of Pope Sergius III (904–11), Marozia married, in succession, Albert I of Spoleto (d. 926), Guido of Tuscany (d. 929), and Hugh of Provence, to help maintain her political control. Marozia received the titles "senatrix" and "patricia" from Pope John X (914–28); she nevertheless had him put to death in 928 in order to install her favorite candidates in papal office (including one of her sons as Pope John XI; 931–35). In 932, Marozia was overthrown by Albert II of Spoleto, a son of her first marriage, who had her imprisoned until her death.
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IT IS said two noble ladies called Theodora and Marozia ruled the papacy of the 10th century, and that it was Theodora who created John X.
The period ends with Pope John XII, the grandson of Marozia.
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Browning relies here on an offshoot of research by his father into the history of the Roman senatrix Marozia and her family's influence on the papacy.
Two extraordinary women ruled both the city and the papacy, Theodora and her daughter Marozia, the probable model for the later legend of Pope Joan.
Then Theophylact's daughter Marozia took over the family business.
The cadaver synod does not sound like a suitable scene for a child of 6, but Marozia, no ordinary kid, would go on to be "granddaughter of one pope, mistress of a second, the mother of a third, the aunt of a fourth and the grandmother of a fifth.
Zizola recalls the almost incredible trajectory of the frequently-tumultuous line of Roman bishops - some saints, some scoundrels, many worthy, countless mediocre, a series of 11th-century young scamps appointed by the dowager Marozia, along with great medieval pontiffs from Gregory I and the monk Hildebrand as Gregory VII to Innocent III and Eugene IV - before describing the magnificent as well as scandalous accomplishments of the renaissance pontiffs and winding down with an account of the extraordinary 20th-century popes.
They included Stay Thirsty's dam Marozia, a daughter of Storm Bird who has also produced Belmont Stakes runner-up Andromeda's Hero and Grade 1-placed Superfly.
The pair were Sonata (lot 1,433), an unraced daughter of Polish Precedent in foal to Halling, who cost 190,000gns, and Marozia described by Macdonald as being "as pretty a mare as I have seen.
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