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Pope Gregory VIII
|Papacy began||25 October 1187|
|Papacy ended||17 December 1187|
|Predecessor||Pope Urban III|
|Successor||Pope Clement III|
|Birth name||Alberto di Morra|
c. 1100-1105 |
Benevento, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
17 December 1187 |
Republic of Pisa, Holy Roman Empire
Pope Gregory VIII (Latin: Gregorius Octavus; c.1100 – 17 December 1187), born Alberto di Morra, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 174th Pope from 25 October 1073 until he died in 1085.
Cardinal Morra was elected pope on 11 October 1187. and he chose to be called Gregory VIII.
- "Pope Gregory VIII". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- "Gregory VIII (Pope)", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Morra
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