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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Pope (1572–1585) who established many Catholic universities and seminaries and sponsored the adoption of the Gregorian calendar (1582).

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  • noun the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)

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Examples

  • The Encyclopedia notes that Gregory XIII engaged Vasari to paint scenes “commemorative” of “the triumph of the Most Christian King over the Huguenots.”

    Bloodlust

  • The Encyclopedia notes that Gregory XIII engaged Vasari to paint scenes “commemorative” of “the triumph of the Most Christian King over the Huguenots.”

    Bloodlust

  • Pope Gregory XIII transferred the feast to the first Sunday of October with the title Most Holy Rosary since the victory was won through invocation of Our Lady of the Rosary.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • To a fanfare of fifes and trumpets, the source of the smell made its ceremonial reappearance on the balcony under the forbidding bronze statue of Gregory XIII a Bolognese pope, naturally.

    Delizia!

  • Pope Gregory XIII transferred the feast to the first Sunday of October with the title Most Holy Rosary since the victory was won through invocation of Our Lady of the Rosary.

    Cupcake Rosary

  • Pursuing that tidbit, I also stumbled across a Tower of the Winds in the Vatican, built by Gregory XIII, and known as the "Torre dei Venti."

    The Annotated "Franklin's Tower"

  • But even if Gregory XIII was aware of all the circumstances of the massacre (which has never been proven), it must be borne in mind that he did not rejoice at the bloodshed, but at the suppression of a political and religious rebellion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Pius V, Gregory XIII, and Urban VIII for the vast territories of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Through the Guise party, whose cause he had aided, he became Bishop of Mende in France, but, Charles, Duke of Guise, pleaded unsuccessfully with Gregory XIII to have him made cardinal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • His successor, John III (1568-92), conferred with Gregory XIII on a reunion of Sweden with the Catholic Church, but, as the pope could not grant all the concessions demanded by the king, the negotiations were unsuccessful.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

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