Pope Gregory I

Pope from 590 to 603

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
Diedc. 540
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]

Gregory is one of the four original Doctors of the Church, the title given by the Catholic Church to saints for their significant contribution to theology or doctrine through their research study or writing.

Pope Gregory is venerated as saint and his feast day is celebrated on September 3.

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  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.

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  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. (in Latin). Writings of Gregory I.
Preceded by
Pelagius II
c. 540–604
Succeeded by