[lee-of-rik] /liˈɒf rɪk/
died 1057, earl of Mercia c1030–57 (husband of Lady Godiva).
- Leo I
[lee-oh; Italian le-aw] /ˈli oʊ; Italian ˈlɛ ɔ/ noun 1. Saint (“Leo the Great”) a.d. c390–461, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 440–461. /ˈliːəʊ/ noun 1. Saint, known as Leo the Great. ?390–461 ad, pope (440–461). He extended the authority of the papacy in the West and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (452). Feast day: Nov 10 […]
- Leo III
noun 1. Saint, a.d. c750–816, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 795–816. 2. (“the Isaurian”), a.d. c680–741, Eastern Roman emperor 717–741. noun 1. called the Isaurian. ?675–741 ad, Byzantine emperor (717–41): he checked Arab expansionism and began the policy of iconoclasm, which divided the empire for the next century 2. Saint. ?750–816 ad, pope (795–816). He crowned Charlemagne […]
- Leo II
noun 1. Saint, died a.d. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682–683.
- Leo IV
noun 1. Saint, died a.d. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847–855.