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Pope Silvester, II
Birth: unknown
Death: May 12, 1003

Pope. Born in Auvergne (France). Elected April 2, 999, his pontificate lasted about 4 years and crossed the threshold of the famous year 1000, which was considered crucial for the Last Judgment: people used to say: one thousand and not one thousand more. Silvester II tried to stem immoral behaviour. He was extremely learned and introduced the use of Arab numbers. He is said to have invented the balance-wheel, which was used till 1640 and then replaced by the pendulum clock. Silvester II was the only Pope keen to astronomy and mathematic. (bio by: MC) 
 
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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
GPS (lat/lon): 41.88591, 12.50616
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8823072
Pope Silvester, II
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My Salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Isaiah 50v6
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 3, 2013
Pope Silvester II:thank you for serving the vicar of Rome and you will be remembered as the only Pope keen to astronomy and mathematic! remembering you after 1010 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: May. 12, 2013

- Cindy
 Added: May. 12, 2013
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