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Gregory VII

noun
1.
Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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  • Gregory VII had fought heroically, but he died in exile, leaving to future popes the fruit of his transcendent labors.

  • Gregory VII had collected fifty thousand men for that purpose, but could not carry out his plan.

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Gregory VII

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Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
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