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Pope Gregory I

Pope from 590 to 604

Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius Primus; c. 540 – 12 March 604), better known in English as Gregory the Great, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 64th Pope from 3 September 590 to his death in 604.[1]

Gregory I
Papacy began590
Papacy ended3 March 604
PredecessorPope Pelagius II
SuccessorPope Sabinian
Personal details
Bornunknown
Rome
Diedc. 540
Rome
Other Popes named Gregory

Gregory was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not certain. He was the son of a noble Roman family.[2]

Gregory was elected pope in 590.[3]

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Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-13.
  2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory I," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, pp. 443-444.
  3. "Pope St. Gregory (the Great)," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-13.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Gregorius I Magnus at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope St. Gregory I" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
  • "Saint Gregory", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • "Documenta Catholica Omnia: Gregorius I Magnus". Cooperatorum Veritatis Societas. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-10. (Latin). Writings of Gregory I.
Preceded by
Pelagius II
Pope
c. 540–604
Succeeded by
Sabinian