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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.