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Pope Gregory V

Male - 999


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  • Name Gregory V  
    Divines
    Divines
    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
    Title Pope 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 3 May 996  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Succeeded Pope John XV.  
    Also Known As Bruno of Carinthia 
    Died 999  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Peter's Basillica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gregory V. (Bruno), pope from 996 to 999, a great-grandson of the emperor Otto the Great, succeeded John XV. when only twenty-four years of age, and until the council of Pavia (997) had a rival in the person of the anti-pope John XVI., whom the people of Rome, in revolt against the will of the youthful emperor Otto III., had chosen after having expelled Gregory. The most memorable acts of his pontificate were those arising out of the contumacy of the French king, Robert, who was ultimately brought to submission by the rigorous infliction of a sentence of excommunication. Gregory died suddenly, and not without suspicion of foul play, on the 18th of February 999. His successor was Silvester II. [1]
    Person ID I19538  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Father Otto von Worms, Duke of Carinthia,   d. 4 Nov 1004 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Judith, Dcss of Carinthia,   d. 991 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F6050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Succeeded Pope John XV. - 3 May 996 - Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 999 - Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S398] Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th Ed., (Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 1911), "Gregory V.", vol. 12.