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Pope Gregory VI
Papacy began 1 May 1045
Papacy ended 20 December 1046
Predecessor Benedict IX
Successor Clement II
Created Cardinal 1012
Personal details
Birth name Johannes Gratianus
Born Rome, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
Died 1048
Cologne (most likely), Germany, Holy Roman Empire

Pope Gregory VI (Latin: Gregorius Sextus; died 1048), born Johannes Gratianus, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 149th Pope from 1 May 1045 until his abdication on 20 December 1046.

Early life

Johannes Gratianus was born in Rome, but the date of his birth is not known.


Gratianus became pope in 1045; and he took the name Gregory. There was a problem in the way he became pope.

Gregory VI willingly resigned; and then he retired to a monastery.

Hildebrand was the papal chaplain. This priest stayed with the former pope until his death in Cologne.

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Preceded by
Benedict IX
Succeeded by
Clement II
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