SaintGregory the Great, a.d. c540–604, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 590–604.
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Definition for saint gregory (2 of 4)
Saint,died a.d. 731, pope 715–731.
Definition for saint gregory (3 of 4)
Saint,died a.d. 741, pope 731–741.
Definition for saint gregory (4 of 4)
SaintHildebrand, c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint gregory (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for saint gregory (2 of 2)
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
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