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Pope Gregory the Great . Son of wealthy Roman senator Sales possessions to build seven monasteries Devotes his life to simple prayer Pope ask him to be his messenger to Constantinople Gregory writes important book that laid out important Christian ideas like Purgatory 590 becomes Pope.

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Pope gregory the great

Pope Gregory the Great

  • Son of wealthy Roman senator

  • Sales possessions to build seven monasteries

  • Devotes his life to simple prayer

  • Pope ask him to be his messenger to Constantinople

  • Gregory writes important book that laid out important Christian ideas like Purgatory

  • 590 becomes Pope


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Pope Gregory

  • United western Europe through missionaries

  • Believed that church and state formed one society Christendom

    the pope should rule in spiritual matters and the emperor in material affairs.

    *Gregorian chant: religious music Latin based

    on Scripture, no harmonies, no instruments

    *Gregorian calendar still used today


Pope leo iii charlemagne

Pope Leo III / Charlemagne

  • Christendom worked once

  • Pope Leo III needed the help of Charlemagne to keep Rome from being attacked

  • Charlemagne was a powerful conqueror

  • In exchange Pope Leo III named him Holy Roman emperor 800 AD

  • Charlemagne helped, gained control of almost all of western Europe


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Pope Gregory


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