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Gregory XIII

noun
1.
The pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585).  Synonyms: Gregory, Ugo Buoncompagni.






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... wrote newspapers were called by the Italians menanti; because, says Vossius, they intended commonly by these loose papers to spread about defamatory reflections, and were therefore prohibited in Italy by Gregory XIII. by a particular bull, under the name of menantes, from the Latin minantes, threatening. Menage, however, derives it from the Italian menare, which signifies to lead ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) • Isaac D'Israeli

... much more royally, as more profitably, justly, and durably, laid out in ports, havens, walls, and fortifications; in sumptuous buildings, churches, hospitals, colleges, the reforming of streets and highways: wherein Pope Gregory XIII. will leave a laudable memory to future times: and wherein our Queen Catherine would to long posterity manifest her natural liberality and munificence, did her means supply her affection. Fortune has done ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne



Words linked to "Gregory XIII" :   Roman Catholic Pope, Bishop of Rome, pontiff, Vicar of Christ, Gregory, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, pope, Ugo Buoncompagni



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