Death of Pope Gregory V Hot

Death of Pope Gregory V

Otto III is Crowned by Pope Gregory V
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History

Pope Gregory V dies, and possibly not of natural causes. Gregory V had enemies both in Rome and at home in Germany. He had to flee Rome for Lombardy, allowing his enemies to unite and elect Antipope John XVI. Pope Gregory V was eventually restored to power through the military force of his cousin: German king Otto III. After that he reluctantly accepted imperial policies and crowned Otto emperor in 996.

Pope Gregory V was either the first or the second German pope, depending upon how you judge matters. Boniface II, who had reigned from 530-532, had Gothic origins and many people consider that to be sufficiently Germanic to call him the first German pope. Others, however, consider Gregory V the first German pope because of his specifically Germanic origins.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Henry Ford Doesn't Care if Antisemitic Book 'Protocols of Elders of Zion' Is Fake
Edward Gibbon Publishes 1st Volume of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire
Teutonic Knights Defeat Pagan Lithuanians at Battle of Rudau
IRS: Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour Program Broke Tax Laws
Giordano Bruno Burned at the Stake for Heresy

February History Calendar