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.