Pope Gregory XIII
|Papacy began||13 May, 1572|
|Papacy ended||10 April, 1585|
|Predecessor||Pope Pius V|
|Successor||Pope Sixtus V|
|Birth name||Ugo Boncompagni|
|Born||7 January, 1502|
|Died||10 April, 1585 (aged 83)|
Pope Gregory XIII (Latin: Gregorius Tertius Decimus; 7 January, 1502 – 10 April, 1585), born Ugo Boncompagni, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 227th Pope from 1572 to 1585.
Early life[change | edit source]
Bishop[change | edit source]
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Pope[change | edit source]
Pope Gregory was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Gregorian calendar[change | edit source]
Pope Gregory is famous for his correction of mistakes in the Julian Calendar. To accomplish the necessary changes, the Gregorian calendar skipped ten days between 4 October 1582 and 15 October 1582
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References[change | edit source]
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-3.
- "Pope Gregory XIII," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
- Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory XIII," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, p. 446.
- "Gregory XIII (1502-1585)," Who's Who in Christianity; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1839). "Kalendar," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 13, p. 172.
- St. Peter's Basilica, Monument to Gregory XIII; retrieved 2011-11-10.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- "Pope Gregory XIII". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- "Gregory XIII", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Gregory XIII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Boncompagni