- a hero in the Nibelungenlied.
Origin of Hildebrand2
< Old Norse Hildibrandr, equivalent to hildr battle + brandr sword
- SaintHildebrand, c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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Hildebrand was keenly aware of the grievous failures of Christians under Nazism.
“Inner-city girls and suburban girls are not exposed to the out of doors and to the wilderness,” Hildebrand says.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
But Hildebrand Gurlitt was not always a good judge of authenticity.The Man Who Hoarded Art for the Nazis
Christopher Dickey, Nadette De Visser
November 5, 2013
When Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, Hildebrand was confronted with a choice: Would he remain in Nazi Germany?
The spirit of Luther is dead; but Hildebrand and Loyola are alive.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
So thy father has thought on the old Hall and old Sir Hildebrand at last!Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The stranger was Reinald, who had come forth on the same errand as Hildebrand.Theodoric the Goth
While, at the same time, the brevity of Hildebrand is not like the brevity of the Northern poems.
The story of Walter of Aquitaine is as simple as the story of Hildebrand.
- the monastic name of Gregory VII
- 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 hildebrand
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