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Gerbert   /gˈərbərt/   Listen

French pope from 999 to 1003 who was noted for his great learning (945-1003).  Synonym: Sylvester II.

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"Gerbert" Quotes from Famous Books

... Among them are such men as Michael Scot or Scotus, Matthew Platearius, who was afterwards a great teacher at Salerno; Daniel Morley, Adelard of Bath, Egidius, otherwise known as Gilles de Corbeil; Romoaldus, Gerbert of Auvergne, who later became Pope under the name of Sylvester II; Gerard of Cremona, and the best known of them all, at least in medicine, Constantine Africanus, whose wanderings, however, were probably not limited ...
— Old-Time Makers of Medicine • James J. Walsh

... inanition brooded over Christian Europe. The darkness of the Middle Ages reached its midnight, and slowly the dawn arose,—musical with the chirping of innumerable trouveres and minnesingers. As early as the Tenth Century, Gerbert, afterwards Pope Sylvester II., had passed into Spain and brought thence arithmetic, astronomy, and geometry; and five hundred years after, led by the old tradition of Moorish skill, Camille Leonard of Pisa sailed away over the sea into the distant East, and brought back the forgotten ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, No. 20, June, 1859 • Various

Words linked to "Gerbert" :   Vicar of Christ, Holy Father, pope, Bishop of Rome, pontiff, Roman Catholic Pope, Catholic Pope

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