ElectionHe was originally elected in 897, but was exiled by Lambert, the Duke of Spoleto.
Rule of the HarlotsHe was described as a "terrorizing criminal". The reign of Pope Sergius III began the period known as "The Rule of the Harlots" (904-963). Theodora, the wife of the powerful Roman noble, Theophylact, and her daughter, Marozia, would control the Papal court for many years. Marozia, while still a child, bore him several illegitimate children, one of which would become Pope John XI (931-935), whom she gave birth to at the age of 15.
886-912: Eastern Roman Emperor, Leo VI (the Wise)
898-922: King of West Francia, Charles (the Simple)
899-911: King of East Francia, Louis (the Child)
899-905: King of Italy, Louis III (the Blind)
903-904: Antipope Christopher
904-963: The Rule of the Harlots in the Vatican
905-922: King of Italy, Berengar I (restored)
911-918: King of Germany, Conrad I