Person:Pope Leo IX (1)

Pope Leo IX
d.19 Apr 1054 Vatican City
Facts and Events
Name Pope Leo IX
Unknown Bruno von Eguisheim-Dagsburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Jun 1002 Eguisheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death[1] 19 Apr 1054 Vatican City
Reference Number[1] Q58559?


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Pope Leo IX (21 June 1002 – 19 April 1054), born Bruno of Egisheim-Dagsburg, was Pope from 12 February 1049 to his death in 1054. He was a German aristocrat and a powerful ruler of central Italy while holding the papacy. He is regarded as a saint by the Catholic Church, his feast day celebrated on 19 April.

Leo IX is widely considered the most historically significant German Pope of the Middle Ages; he was instrumental in the precipitation of the Great Schism of 1054, considered the turning point in which the Catholic and Orthodox Church formally separated.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pope Leo IX, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.