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Leo IX (Bruno)

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Born: 1002 AD
Died: 1054 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Popes, Saint

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1002 - Born on the 21st of June in Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine.

1027 - He was educated at Toul, where he first became canon and then was consecrated bishop on the 9th of September, at the early age of 25.

1049 - He was enthroned as pope on the 12th of February.

1053 - They inflicted a crushing defeat upon the papal army, and on the 18th of June, they took the Pope prisoner. He was, nevertheless, allowed to maintain contact with the outside world and to receive visitors. After nine months he was released.

1054 - A legation under Humbert's leadership left for Constantinople in April, but, despite several meetings between Patriarch, Emperor, and legates, no concrete results emerged.

         - Died on the 19th of April, in Rome.

         - On the 16th of July, in the full view of the congregation, Humbert put the papal bull of excommunication already prepared before the legation left Rome on the altar of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.


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