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Pope Gregory, V
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 18, Vatican City

Roman Catholic Pope. Born as Brun of Carnthia in 972. His grandmother was Luigard, daugther of Otto I., the Great and his first wife Edgith. He was only 24 years old when he became the first german pope on May 3, 996. He crowned Otto III. only a few weeks later. In 997 John XVI. Philagathos, godfather and teacher of Otto III was elected antipope against Ottos wishes. Ottos army went south and John fled. He was found horrible mutilated in a tower. His ears, nose, eyes and tongue were cut off. He was led back to Rome and had to face a trial in which he was officially ousted from power. He later died in an italian monastery. Gregory V. threatened King Robert II. of France with the infliction of an interdict after the king wanted to marry a close relative. This was the first time a pope used the interdict as a possible punishment. He died on February 18. 999 in Rome. Cause of Death: Malaria (bio by: Lutetia) 
Saint Peter's Basilica , Vatican City
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Feb 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8347797
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