- Lady AugustaIsabella Augusta Persse, 1852–1932, Irish dramatist.
- Horace,1898–1982, U.S. poet and critic.
- James,1638–75, Scottish mathematician.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “watchful.”
- SaintGregory the Great, a.d. c540–604, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 590–604.
- Saint,died a.d. 731, pope 715–731.
- Saint,died a.d. 741, pope 731–741.
- died a.d. 844, pope 827–844.
- Bruno of Carinthia, died a.d. 999, German ecclesiastic: pope 996–999.
- Johannes Gratianus, died 1048, German ecclesiastic: pope 1045–46.
- SaintHildebrand, c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
- Alberto de MoraorAlberto di Morra, died 1187, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1187.
- Ugolino di SegniorUgolino of Anagni, c1143–1241, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1227–41.
- Teobaldo Visconti, c1210–76, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1271–76.
- Pierre Roger de Beaufort, 1330–78, French ecclesiastic: pope 1370–78.
- Angelo Correr, Corrario, or Corraro, c1327–1417, Italian ecclesiastic: installed as pope in 1406 and resigned office in 1415.
- Ugo Buoncompagni, 1502–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1572–85, educator and innovator of the modern calendar.
- Niccolò Sfandrati, 1535–91, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1590–91.
- Alessandro Ludovisi, 1554–1623, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1621–23.
- Bartolommeo Alberto Cappellari, 1765–1846, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1831–46.
Examples from the Web for gregory
The rapper will.i.am was one such panelist, forced upon Gregory for an excruciatingly awkward roundtable segment.
She suggested that Gregory stack newspapers on his desk to give the set an intimate, coffeehouse feel.
At one point, Turness suggested that Gregory have a live band close out the show to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela.
But not until Gregory Peck is humiliated and walks out do we cut high and long to show his exit.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
It was 1961, and Gregory was a 29-year-old post office worker moonlighting at a black club in Chicago called Roberts Show Bar.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and Jerome—being the favourite subjects.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Is it—do you think it might be worth something, Mr. Gregory?The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
At the tavern, where we went to smarten up and to eat, we chanced upon Gregory.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
I conceive that we may interpret St. Gregory's mind in this way.
In Gregory's time it had ceased to be even the capital of a province.
- Lady (Isabella) Augusta (Persse). 1852–1932, Irish dramatist; a founder and director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin
- Saint, known as Gregory the Great. ?540–604 ad, pope (590–604), who greatly influenced the medieval Church. He strengthened papal authority by centralizing administration, tightened discipline, and revised the liturgy. He appointed Saint Augustine missionary to England. Feast day: March 12 or Sept 3
- original name Ugolino of Segni . ?1148–1241, pope (1227–41). He excommunicated and waged war against Emperor Frederick II
- 1502–85, pope (1572–85). He promoted the Counter-Reformation and founded seminaries. His reformed (Gregorian) calendar was issued in 1582
- Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
Word Origin and History for gregory
masc. proper name, common in England and Scotland by mid-12c. (Pope Gregory I sent the men who converted the English to Christianity), from Late Latin Gregorius, from Greek gregorios, a derivative of gregoros "to be watchful," from PIE root *ger- "to be awake" (cf. Sanskrit jagarti "he is awake," Avestan agarayeiti "wakes up, rouses"). At times confused with Latin gregarius (see gregarious).