Talk:Pope Gregory XIII

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I think this site doesn't dive much good information on Pope Gregory XIII.

Not only that I find this information offensive particulary about the hugenots due to the fact it was wrote from a protestant perspective

Picture?[edit]

Which pope is the picture? The picture page's caption says Gregory XIII, but the picture itself is named Pius IV. Nyttend 22:10, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Battle of Lepanto[edit]

The Pope had a great involvement in raising a Catholic Holy League to combat the Turks. That saved Europe from invasion. Thats kinda important, ya know.Tourskin 19:38, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Calendar. It`s impossible that the calculations were also by Kepler, he was born in 1571, thus was only 11 at the time of the change... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.223.183.158 (talk) 03:09, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Notes and references[edit]

* Initial text from the 9th edition (1880) of an unnamed encyclopedia. - that could well be Britannica. The purpose of the reference is unclear. 82.163.24.100 (talk) 14:12, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Filippo Boncompagni[edit]

There is a redirected link from Filippo Boncompagni (1579-1586) to Pope Gregory XIII. This seems to be mistaken, as Filippo Cardinal Boncompagni is a nephew of Pope Gregory XIII. (See: Catholic Encylopedia (Filippo Boncompagni)) Theobald Tiger (talk) 11:43, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Problem solved by User:CarlosPn. Filippo Boncompagni is no longer a wrong redirect, but a stub. Great. - Theobald Tiger (talk) 18:48, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Pope Gregory XIII's date of birth?[edit]

Other sources such as Enclyopedia Brittannica give Ugo Boncompagni/Pope Gregory XIII's date of birth as June 7, 1502 and not Jan 7, 1502 as stated. Is there a historian or biographer who can clarify this apparent error (which appears to be duplicated on other sites) as I don't want to 'correct' it without some authoritative verification? Robert Currey talk 11:12, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Gregorian Calendar[edit]

Someone pasted this at the beginning of the Gregorian calendar section: "The inventor of the Gregorian calendar was Christopher Clavius, who decided to name the calendar after Pope Gregory XIII. " Actually it was two sentence fragments, I cleaned it up a bit. There was no citation and the article on Clavius is very poor as it is, but either way this didn't fit grammatically with the rest of the section. I've thrown something in for now that makes sense and is in keeping with the Clavius article. Ahp378 (talk) 00:14, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

The persecution of the Roman Jews[edit]

…..“On New Years Day 1577 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services. On New Years Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to Christianity. On New Years 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community. Thousands of Jews were MURDERED in the campaign….January 1 was reserved for synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder. — Preceding unsigned comment added by B59Brian (talkcontribs) 15:01, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

And your source only states he targeted Jewish people? How did he know who was or wasn't Jewish, and how does your source? Religious persecution was unfortunately universal back then. Bataaf van Oranje (talk) 13:55, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

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Strages does not mean massacre[edit]

See here for a definition of strages. Rwflammang (talk) 03:23, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

The Elementary Latin Dictionary by C.T. Lewis ISBN 019-910205-8 defines it as "overthrow, destruction, ruin, defeat, slaughter, massacre, butchery"... AnonMoos (talk) 08:11, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Wait a minute, the very page that you linked to above includes the definition "a mortal overthrow; a defeat, slaughter, massacre, butchery, carnage (syn.: caedes, clades)"! -- AnonMoos (talk) 08:28, 19 October 2017 (UTC)