|Papacy ended||3 March 604|
|Predecessor||Pope Pelagius II|
|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 3 September 590 to his death in 604.
Gregory was elected pope in 590.
Gregory is one of the four original Doctors of the Church, the title given by the Catholic Church to saints for their significant contribution to theology or doctrine through their research study or writing.
Pope Gregory is venerated as saint and his feast day is celebrated on September 3.
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Media related to Gregorius I Magnus at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
- "Saint Gregory", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- "Documenta Catholica Omnia: Gregorius I Magnus". Cooperatorum Veritatis Societas. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-10. (in Latin). Writings of Gregory I.