Hildebrand



[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/

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[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/
noun, German Mythology.
1.
a hero in the Nibelungenlied.
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Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
/ˈhɪldəˌbrænd/
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the monastic name of Gregory VII
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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

masc. proper name, Old High German Hildibrand, literally “battle-sword;” for first element see Hilda; for second element see brand.

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