Gregory



[greg-uh-ree] /ˈgrɛg ə ri/

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Lady Augusta (Isabella Augusta Persse) 1852–1932, Irish dramatist.
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Horace, 1898–1982, U.S. poet and critic.
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James, 1638–75, Scottish mathematician.
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a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “watchful.”.
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Saint (“Gregory the Great”) a.d. c540–604, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 590–604.
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Saint, died a.d. 731, pope 715–731.
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Saint, died a.d. 741, pope 731–741.
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died a.d. 844, pope 827–844.
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(Bruno of Carinthia) died a.d. 999, German ecclesiastic: pope 996–999.
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(Johannes Gratianus) died 1048, German ecclesiastic: pope 1045–46.
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Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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(Alberto de MoraorAlberto di Morra) died 1187, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1187.
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(Ugolino di SegniorUgolino of Anagni) c1143–1241, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1227–41.
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(Teobaldo Visconti) c1210–76, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1271–76.
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(Pierre Roger de Beaufort) 1330–78, French ecclesiastic: pope 1370–78.
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(Angelo Correr, Corrario or Corraro) c1327–1417, Italian ecclesiastic: installed as pope in 1406 and resigned office in 1415.
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(Ugo Buoncompagni) 1502–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1572–85, educator and innovator of the modern calendar.
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(Niccolò Sfandrati) 1535–91, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1590–91.
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(Alessandro Ludovisi) 1554–1623, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1621–23.
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(Bartolommeo Alberto Cappellari) 1765–1846, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1831–46.
/ˈɡrɛɡərɪ/
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Lady (Isabella) Augusta (Persse). 1852–1932, Irish dramatist; a founder and director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin
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Saint, known as Gregory the Great. ?540–604 ad, pope (590–604), who greatly influenced the medieval Church. He strengthened papal authority by centralizing administration, tightened discipline, and revised the liturgy. He appointed Saint Augustine missionary to England. Feast day: March 12 or Sept 3
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original name Ugolino of Segni. ?1148–1241, pope (1227–41). He excommunicated and waged war against Emperor Frederick II
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Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
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1502–85, pope (1572–85). He promoted the Counter-Reformation and founded seminaries. His reformed (Gregorian) calendar was issued in 1582

masc. proper name, common in England and Scotland by mid-12c. (Pope Gregory I sent the men who converted the English to Christianity), from Late Latin Gregorius, from Greek gregorios, a derivative of gregoros “to be watchful,” from PIE root *ger- “to be awake” (cf. Sanskrit jagarti “he is awake,” Avestan agarayeiti “wakes up, rouses”). At times confused with Latin gregarius (see gregarious).

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