Pope Gregory VI

Gregory VI
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Papacy began5 May 1045
Papacy ended20 December 1046
PredecessorPope Benedict IX
SuccessorPope Clement II
Personal details
Birth nameJohannes Gratianus
BornRome
Died1048
Cologne, Germany
Other Popes named Gregory
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Pope Gregory VI (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 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.[1]

Early life

Johannes Gratianus was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not known.[2]

Pope

Gratianus became pope in 1045; and he took the name Gregory. There was a problem in the way he became pope.[2]

Gregory VI willingly resigned; and then he retired to a monastery.[3]

Hildebrand was the papal chaplain. This priest stayed with the former pope until his death in Cologne.[4]

Related pages

References

  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Gregory VI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-21.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory VI," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, p. 444.
  4. "Pope St. Gregory VII," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-21.

Other websites

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  • 15px "Pope Gregory VI". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Gregory VI", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence


Catholic Church titles
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Pope
1045–1046
Succeeded by
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