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Pope Gregory VIII

Gregory VIII (Albert de Mora) Pope from October 25th, 1187 until December 25th, 1187.

In 1172 as papal legate he attended the council of Avranches, which absolved Henry II of England from the guilt of the murder of Thomas a Becket.

He was consecrated pope in room of Urban III on October 25th, 1187, and died of fever of December 17th of the same year. Clement III was his successor.

Preceded by:
Pope Urban III
List of popes Succeeded by:
Pope Clement III