|Pope Gregory V|
AKA Bruno von Kärnten
Born: 972 AD
Birthplace: Carinthia, Germany
Died: 18-Feb-999 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 996-99
Gregory V, Brun Von Kärnten, or Bruno of Carinthia, Roman Catholic Pope from 996 to 999, a great-grandsor of the emperor Otto the Great, succeeded Pope John XV when only twenty-four years of age. Gregory V reigned as the first German Pope. Until the council of Pavia (997) he had a rival in the person of the anti-pope John XVI, whom the people of Rome, in revolt against the will of the youthful emperor Otto III, had chosen after having expelled Gregory. The most memorable acts of his pontificate were those arising out of the contumacy of the French king, Robert II, who was ultimately brought to submission by the rigorous infliction of a sentence of excommunication. Gregory died suddenly, and not without suspicion of foul play, on the 18th of February 999. His successor was Gerbert, Silvester II.
Roman Catholic Pope 996 to 18-Feb-999 AD
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