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Gregory V
Papacy began 3 May 996
Papacy ended 18 February 999
Predecessor Pope John XV
Successor Pope Sylvester II
Personal details
Birth name Bruno of Carinthia
Born c. 972
Duchy of Saxony
Died 18 February 999(999-02-18)
Other Popes named Gregory

Gregory V (Latin: Gregorius Quintius; c. 972-18 February 999), also known as Bruno of Carinthia, was a German priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 139th Pope from 3 May 996 to 18 February 999.

Early life

Bruno of Carinthia was a son of Otto I, Duke of Carinthia. He was made chaplain of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III.


Bruno was elected pope in 996; and he chose to be called Gregory. He was the first German Pope.

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Preceded by
John XV
Succeeded by
Silvester II
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