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St. Gregory VII - (1073-1085)

Saint Biography

Gregory VII Born Hildebrand c. 1020 in Tuscany, Pope/St. Gregory VII was one of the great church reformers. Educated in Rome, Hildebrand was chaplain to Gregory VI, whose exile he shared. When Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

(HILDEBRAND).

One of the greatest of the Roman pontiffs and one of the most remarkable men of all times; born between the years 1020 and 1025, at Soana, or Ravacum, in Tuscany ; died 25 May, 1085, at Salerno.

The early years of his life are involved in considerable obscurity. His name, ... Read More


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