Leo I (the Great), Pope
Leo I (the Great), Pope
Article on his pontificate, in Christian antiquity second only to that of Gregory the Great in importance. Leo died in 461

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  • Pope St. Leo I (The Great) —     Pope St. Leo I (the Great)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Leo I (the Great)     (Reigned 440 61).     Place and date of birth unknown; died 10 November, 461. Leo s pontificate, next to that of St. Gregory I, is the most significant… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Leo I the Great —    Pope (q.v.) from 440 461; greatest pope of the fifth century. He championed Orthodox (q.v.) opposition to Nestorianism (q.v.) and defended papal primacy (q.v.). The force of his personality and diplomatic skills were evident at the Council of… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Pope St. Gregory I (the Great) —     Pope St. Gregory I ( the Great )     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Gregory I ( the Great )     Doctor of the Church; born at Rome about 540; died 12 March 604. Gregory     is certainly one of the most notable figures in Ecclesiastical… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Otto I (The Great) —     Otto I, the Great     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Otto I, the Great     Roman emperor and German king, b. in 912; d. at Memleben, 7 May, 973; son of Henry I and his consort Mathilda. In 929 he married Edith, daughter of King Athelstan of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Leo I — may refer to:*Saint Pope Leo I the Great *Byzantine Emperor Leo I the Thracian *King Leo I of Armenia *LEO I, a computer *Leo I (dwarf galaxy), a dwarf galaxy that orbits the Milky Way Galaxy. *The Leo I Group, a group of galaxies also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Leo the Great — noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440 461) • Syn: ↑Leo I, ↑St. Leo I • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pope, ↑Catholic Pope, ↑Roman Catholic Pope, ↑pontiff, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leo I,Saint — Leo I, Saint Known as “Leo the Great.” A.D. 400? 461. Pope (440 461). His negotiations with Attila (452) and Genseric the Vandal (455) saved Rome from barbarian invasion. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pope Leo I — Infobox Pope English name= Saint Leo I birth name=Leo term start=September 29, 440 term end=November 10, 461 predecessor=Sixtus III successor=Hilarius birth date=400 birthplace=Tuscany, Italy dead=dead death date=death date|461|11|10|mf=y… …   Wikipedia

  • Leo I, Saint — known as Leo the Great born 4th century, Tuscany? died Nov. 10, 461, Rome; Western feast day November 10, Eastern feast day February 18 Pope (440–461). He was a champion of orthodoxy and a Doctor of the Church. When the monk Eutyches of… …   Universalium

  • The Meeting of Leo the Great and Attila — Infobox Painting| title=The Meeting of Leo the Great and Attila image size=450px artist=Raphael year=1514 type=Fresco height=? width=750 city=Vatican City museum=Apostolic Palace The Meeting of Leo I and Attila is a fresco by the Italian… …   Wikipedia

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