Pope Gregory VIII
|Papacy began||25 October 1187|
|Papacy ended||17 December 1187|
|Predecessor||Pope Urban III|
|Successor||Pope Clement III|
|Birth name||Alberto di Morra|
Benevento, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||17 December 1187
Republic of Pisa, Holy Roman Empire
Pope Gregory VIII (Latin: Gregorius Octavus; c.1100 – 17 December 1187), born Alberto di Morra, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 174th Pope from 25 October 1073 until he died in 1085.
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Cardinal Morra was elected pope on 11 October 1187. and he chose to be called Gregory VIII.
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- "Pope Gregory VIII". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- "Gregory VIII (Pope)", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Morra