Pope Gregory VIII facts
|Papacy began||25 October 1187|
|Papacy ended||17 December 1187|
|Predecessor||Pope Urban III|
|Successor||Pope Clement III|
|Birth name||Alberto di Morra|
Benevento, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||17 December 1187
Republic of Pisa, Holy Roman Empire
|Other Popes named Gregory|
Pope Gregory VIII (Latin: Gregorius Octavus; c.1100 – 17 December 1187), born Alberto di Morra, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 174th Pope from 25 October 1073 until he died in 1085.
Alberto di Morra was born in Benvenuo, Italy.
He was one of two men sent to England by Pope Alexander III after the murder of St. Thomas a Becket.
Cardinal Morra was elected pope on 11 October 1187. and he chose to be called Gregory VIII.
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