Pope Gregory I facts

Gregory I
Papacy began 590
Papacy ended 3 March 604
Predecessor Pope Pelagius II
Successor Pope Sabinian
Personal details
Born unknown
Rome
Died c. 540
Rome
Other Popes named Gregory

Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius Primus; c. 540 – 12 March 604), better known in English as Gregory the Great, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 64th Pope from 3 September 590 to his death in 604.

Gregory was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not certain. He was the son of a noble Roman family.

Gregory was elected pope in 590.

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