Anselm of Lucca

Born: 1036? AD
Died: 1086 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Bishops, Saint


1036 - Born in Milan. Italian Benedictine bishop and saint.

1071 - Alexander II designated Anselm as Bishop of Lucca and sent him to Germany to take investiture from Henry IV.

1073 - Gregory VII, successor of Alexander II, also appointed Anselm Bishop of Lucca, but advised him not to accept his ring and crosier from Henry IV.

1081 - He was expelled from Lucca with the help of the Emperor and his antipope, Guibert.

1086 - Died on March 18th in Mantua and became the patron saint of that city.

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