Definition of Hildebrand
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ
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Literary usage of Hildebrand
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This proposal of the Romans was, however, resisted by Hildebrand, who set out for Germany at the head of an embassy to implore a nomination from the emperor ..."
2. The Monks of the West from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Francis Aidan Gasquet (1896)
"The authority of Hildebrand always increasing.— The election of the Pope confined ... Hildebrand elected Pope. Different opinions as to Hildebrand's origin. ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1845)
"Hildebrand, or the Days of Queen Elizabeth. By the author of " The King's Son." 3 vols. IF in a work of fiction like the present the reader is conducted ..."
4. The Rise of the Mediaeval Church and Its Influence on the Civilisation of by Alexander Clarence Flick (1909)
"Election of Hildebrand as Pope. III.—Gregory VII. ... For twenty-five years Hildebrand had been the power behind the papal throne. ..."
5. An Anthology of German Literature by Calvin Thomas (1909)
"I. THE LAY OF Hildebrand The only surviving remnant, in the German language, of the ancient ... Dass zwei Kämpfer allein sich kamen entgegen, Hildebrand und ..."
6. The History of Modern Europe: with an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1837)
"Bruno immediately assumed the pontificals ; but being a modest and pious prelate, he threw them oft', by the persuasion of Hildebrand, an aspiring monk, ..."
7. A History of European and American Sculpture from the Early Christian Period by Chandler Rathfon Post (1921)
"It is strange also that as Begas was influenced by Bocklin at Rome, so Hildebrand, after a more or less unsatisfactory period of study at Nuremberg and ..."