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Victor II - (1055-1057)

Saint Biography

A favorite of Holy Roman Emperor Henry III, Victor was born Gebhard of Dollnsten-Hirschberg c. 1018 in Swabia. In 1042, he become the bishop of Eichstätt, and ... Read More

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(GEBHARD, COUNT OF CALW, TOLLENSTEIN, AND HIRSCHBERG.)

Born about 1018; died at Arezzo, 28 July, 1057. The papal catalogues make him a native of the Bavarian Nordgau, while most German sources designate Swabia as his birthplace. His parents were Count Hartwig and Countess Baliza; the Emperor Henry III recognized ... Read More


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