Definition of Gregory the great
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604).
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Doctor, Doctor Of The Church, Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ, Saint
Derivative terms: Gregorian
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Literary usage of Gregory the great
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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The pontificate of Gregory the Great, which lasted thirteen years, six months, and ten days, is one of the most edifying periods of the history of the ..."
2. 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)
"St. Gregory the Great, in his " Dialogues", gives an account of the best-known solitaries of central Italy (PL, LXXVII, 149-430). St. Gregory of Tours does ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... Gregory the Great; his pince in History and Thought (г vols., 1905); GJT Lau, ... Pope Gregory the Great and his Relations with Gaul; L. Pingaud, ..."
4. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"gregory the great AND THE ROMAN CHURCH IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SIXTH CENTURY. Gregory the Great was born about 540. In 573 he was appointed prefect of the ..."
5. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1905)
"CHAP, n AD-800 The administration of Gregory the Great Pelagius II in his negotiations with the Emperor of the East. After a sojourn of five years at ..."