(Ugo Buoncompagni) 1502–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1572–85, educator and innovator of the modern calendar.
1502–85, pope (1572–85). He promoted the Counter-Reformation and founded seminaries. His reformed (Gregorian) calendar was issued in 1582
- Gregory XIV
noun 1. (Niccolò Sfandrati) 1535–91, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1590–91.
noun 1. Foundry. the tensile strength of greensand. 2. Metallurgy. the tensile strength of an unsintered compact.
[green-stohn] /ˈgrinˌstoʊn/ noun 1. any of various altered basaltic rocks having a dark-green color caused by the presence of chlorite, epidote, etc. /ˈɡriːnˌstəʊn/ noun 1. any basic igneous rock that is dark green because of the presence of chlorite, actinolite, or epidote 2. a variety of jade used in New Zealand for ornaments and tools […]
[gree-mee-uh l] /ˈgri mi əl/ noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. a cloth placed on the lap of the bishop, as during the celebration of Mass or when he confers orders. /ˈɡriːmɪəl/ noun 1. (RC Church) a cloth spread upon the lap of a bishop when seated during Mass