Person:Pope Leo IX (1)

Pope Leo IX
d.19 Apr 1054 Vatican City
Facts and Events
Name Pope Leo IX
Birth Name Bruno von Eguisheim-Dagsburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Jun 1002 Eguisheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death[1] 19 Apr 1054 Vatican City

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Pope Leo IX (21 June 1002 – 19 April 1054), born Bruno of Egisheim-Dagsburg, was head of the Catholic Church from 12 February 1049 to his death in 1054. He was a German aristocrat and a powerful secular ruler of central Italy while holding the papacy. He is regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, his feast day celebrated on 19 April. Leo IX is widely considered the most historically significant German Pope of the Middle Ages. His citing of the Donation of Constantine in a letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople brought about the Great Schism between the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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