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Urban II

(OdoorOtho) c1042–99, French ecclesiastic: pope 1088–99. Unabridged
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  • Indulgences were first invented in the eleventh century, by Urban II.

  • This is all that remains of the church in which Urban II blessed an altar in 1096.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • It led to the organisation of a movement for erecting a magnificent monument to the memory of Urban II.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • Beside the ruins rose, sharply defined and well detached against the summer sky, the colossal statue of Urban II.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
British Dictionary definitions for Urban II

Urban II

original name Odo or Udo. ?1042–99, French ecclesiastic; pope (1088–99). He inaugurated the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont (1095)
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