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Pope Gregory I is also known as:
Pope Gregory I is noted for:
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About Pope Gregory I:
A pious and learned man, Gregory preferred the monastic life. He managed to found and endow several monasteries before he was drawn into ecclesiastical politics. As pope, he sponsored evangelist missions, centralized the papacy's administrative machinery and fought corruption and negligence. He did a great deal for the poor and the sick, for refugees from Lombard invaders and plague victims.
Gregory had a powerful influence on the formation of the early papacy, drawing on The City of God by Augustine of Hippo for his theological foundation. He was able to consolidate the lands controlled by the papacy into what would later be known as "the Papal States."
Gregory is buried in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.
For more information about Gregory's extraordinary life, visit your Guide's Concise Biography of Pope Gregory I.