Pope Gregory I

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Gregory I
Papacy began 590
Papacy ended 3 March 604
Predecessor Pope Pelagius II
Successor Pope Sabinian
Personal details
Born unknown
Rome
Died c. 540
Rome

Other Popes named Gregory

Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius Primus; c. 540 – 12 March 604), better known in English as Gregory the Great, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 64th Pope from 11 February 731 to 28 November 741.[1]

Gregory was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not certain. He was the son of a noble Roman family.[2]

Gregory was elected pope in 590.[3]

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Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-13.
  2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory I," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, pp. 443-444.
  3. "Pope St. Gregory (the Great)," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-3-13.

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Media related to Gregorius I Magnus at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Pelagius II
Pope
c. 540–604
Succeeded by
Sabinian