13 Famous Historical Figures Who May Have Sold Their Soul to The Devil

Pope Sylvester II

The first French pope, and perhaps the most significant pope of his era, Pope Sylvester II was known to be well-versed in mathematics, mechanics, and astronomy. He is credited with inventing the pendulum lock and the hydraulic organ, as well as introducing Arabic numerals to the Western world.

The rumors of his Satanic deal-making only began after he passed in 1003. Rumors swirled that his great intelligence and inventive ability were a result of a pact with the Devil; however, this was likely due to his regular contact with the Eastern world and the fact that he tried to root out corruption and bribery within the church.

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  1. Archie San Romani says

    Looking at all this makes me remember…. Bob Timmons?? my high school track coach, He said, “you are on your way, or in the way”… the take on this is always look and move forward…. or like Bill Bowerman, from Oregon, said, ” sometimes you come home a champion, holding your shield high… sometimes you come home on it… a winner always gets up and back in the game… for what ever, but, the idea of all that works in everyday life…. ( for some )

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