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Gregory VIII - (1187)

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Gregory VIII A Cistercian of noble birth, Albert de Mora was born in Benevento c. 1110 and was a legate to England, where he investigated the murder of Thomas ... Read More

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(ALBERTO DI MORRA).

Born about the beginning of the twelfth century, at Benevento ; elected at Ferrara, 21 Oct., 1187; died at Pisa, 17 Dec., 1187, after a pontificate of one month and twenty-seven days. The year 1187 witnessed the almost complete obliteration of Christianity in Palestine. On 4 July, Saladin won the decisive victory of Hittin, near Lake Read More


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