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
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 life


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]



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 websites


  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