Pope Gregory VIII

Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 1187

Pope Gregory VIII (Latin: Gregorius Octavus; c.1100 – 17 December 1187), born Alberto di Morra, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 174th Pope from 25 October 1073 until he died in 1085.[1]

Gergory VIII
Papacy began25 October 1187
Papacy ended17 December 1187
PredecessorPope Urban III
SuccessorPope Clement III
Personal details
Birth nameAlberto di Morra
Bornc. 1100-1105
Benevento, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
Died17 December 1187
Republic of Pisa, Holy Roman Empire
Other popes named Gregory

Early life change

Alberto di Morra was born in Benvenuo, Italy.[2]

Cardinal change

Pope Adrian IV made him a Cardinal in 1155.[3]

He was one of two men sent to England by Pope Alexander III after the murder of St. Thomas a Becket.[3]

Pope change

Cardinal Morra was elected pope on 11 October 1187.[3] and he chose to be called Gregory VIII.

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References change

Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-10.
  2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory VIII," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, p. 446.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Pope Gregory VIII," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-1.

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  Media related to Gregorius VIII at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Gregory VIII" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Gregory VIII (Pope)", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Morra Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine

Preceded by
Urban III
Succeeded by
Clement III