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Saint Gregory, VII
Birth: 1020
Sovana
Provincia di Grosseto
Toscana, Italy
Death: May 25, 1085
Salerno
Provincia di Salerno
Campania, Italy

Catholic Pope. Born Hildebrand in Sovana, (Tuscany) he is considered one of the most significant popes of the Middle Ages and one of the most remarkable men of all times. He was educated in the monastic school of Santa Maria on the Aventine Hill in Rome and in the Lateran school. He became chaplain to Gregory VI and, followed him across the Alps into exile, remaining with him at Cologne until the death of the deposed pontiff in 1047. As Pope he convoked reform synods and issued decrees that forbade, under pain of excommunication, clerical marriage (and concubinage) and simony, thus withdrawing it from the nobility and people of Rome and diminishing German influence on the election. Gregory VII is perhaps best known for the part he played in the Investiture Controversy, which pitted him against the emperor Henry IV. He was canonized by Pope Paul V in 1606. (bio by: MC) 
 
Burial:
Cattedrale di S. Matteo
Salerno
Provincia di Salerno
Campania, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Oct 23, 2004
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