Pope Gregory I

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gregory I
Papacy began590
Papacy ended3 March 604
PredecessorPope Pelagius II
SuccessorPope Sabinian
Personal details
Diedc. 540
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.[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]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Gregorius I Magnus at Wikimedia Commons

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope St. Gregory I" . 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.
Preceded by
Pelagius II
c. 540–604
Succeeded by