Pope Gregory V

Pope and ruler of the Papal States (c.972-999) (r.996-999)

Gregory V (Latin: Gregorius Quintius; c. 972-18 February 999), also known as Bruno of Carinthia, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 139th Pope from 3 May 996 to 18 February 999.[1]

Pope Gregory V
Otto III wird von Papst Gregor V. zum Kaiser gesalbt.jpg
Papacy began3 May 996
Papacy ended18 February 999
PredecessorPope John XV
SuccessorPope Sylvester II
Personal details
Birth nameBruno of Carinthia
Bornc. 972
Duchy of Saxony
Died(999-02-18)18 February 999
Other popes named Gregory

Early lifeEdit

Bruno of Carinthia was a son of Otto I, Duke of Carinthia. He was made chaplain of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III.[2]


Bruno was elected pope in 996; and he chose to be called Gregory. He was the first German Pope.[3]

Related pagesEdit


Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-20.
  2. "Pope Gregory V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-20.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, p. 444.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Gregorius V at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Gregory V" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Gregory V", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John XV
Succeeded by
Silvester II