Pope Gregory VI
Pope Gregory VI (Latin: Gregorius Sextus; died 1048), born Johannes Gratianus, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 149th Pope from 1 May 1045 until his abdication on 20 December 1046.
|Papacy began||5 May 1045|
|Papacy ended||20 December 1046|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict IX|
|Successor||Pope Clement II|
|Birth name||Johannes Gratianus|
|Other Popes named Gregory|
Johannes Gratianus was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not known.
Gratianus became pope in 1045; and he took the name Gregory. There was a problem in the way he became pope.
Gregory VI willingly resigned; and then he retired to a monastery.
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