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Nicholas II - (1058-1061)

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When Gerard of Burgandy was elected to the papacy in 1058, he took the name Nicholas in honor of Nicholas I. Nicholas was born c. 1010 in Lorraine and was Read More

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(GERHARD OF BURGUNDY)

Nicholas was born at Chevron, in what is now Savoy ; elected at Siena, December, 1058; died at Florence 19 or 27 July, 1061. Like his predecessor, Stephen X, he was canon at Liège. In 1046 he became Read More


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