Leo I


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Leo I

, Saint Known as "Leo the Great." ad 400?-461.
Pope (440-461). His negotiations with Attila (452) and Genseric the Vandal (455) helped prevent the sacking of Rome.
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Leo I

(ˈliːəʊ)
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(Biography) Saint, known as Leo the Great. ?390–461 ad, pope (440–461). He extended the authority of the papacy in the West and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (452). Feast day: Nov 10 or Feb 18
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Noun1.Leo I - Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)Leo I - Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
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Unlike the other "The Great," Leo I [400-461], who sought to augment the reach of the papacy (what Susan Wessel has called a "universal Rome"), Gregory's views of his office "indicate both nuance and ambivalence" (37).
Leo is a Young Republican, a conservative in every way, so you can imagine his horror at the antics he sees on this tour.