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
Died c. 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]

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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
c. 540–604
Succeeded by