Gregory VII

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Gregory VII

, Saint Originally Hil·de·brand  (hĭl′də-brănd′) 1020?-1085.
Pope (1073-1085) who sought to establish the supremacy of the pope within the Church and the authority of the Church over the state.

Gregory VII

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(Biography) Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
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Noun1.Gregory VII - the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
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This happened with the arrival of Cardinal Hildebrand of Tuscany as Gregory VII, who brought with him other reformers whom he made cardinals and delegates.