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Gregory VII
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Pope Gregory VII, Hildebrand

Date of Birth: About 1020-25

Place of Birth: Unknown, possibly Sovana in southern Tuscany

Date of Death: May 25 1085

Place of Death: Salerno


Hildebrand’s family background and early life remain obscure. He was of modest origins but did not grow up in destitution. He later claimed that, as a child, he had been schooled at Rome. His education was completed in the Lateran…

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Mastnak, Tomaž, “Gregory VII”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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