Alexander II

Alexander II

Birth
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death 21 Apr 1073 (aged 62–63)
Burial Vatican City
Plot Sacred Grottoes
Memorial ID 9680790 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Anselmo Baggio in Milan, Italy, he was elected to the papacy in 1061. He opposed lay investiture and was enthroned without the consent of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, who then created his own anti-pope. Alexander was accused in 1064 of buying the papacy but cleared himself at the Council of Mantua in the same year. He served until his death in 1073.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 20 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9680790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander II (c.1010–21 Apr 1073), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9680790, citing Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City ; Maintained by Find A Grave .