Pope Gregory III

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Saint Gregory III, pope (731-741), a Syrian by birth, succeeded Gregory II in March 731. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by the iconoclastic controversy in the Byzantine Empire, in which he vainly invoked the intervention of Charles Martel. During his reign also it was that Saint Boniface in Germany, on whom he conferred the pallium, Wilibald in Bohemia, and Bede in England carried on their most successful missionary labours. He died 29th November 741, and was suceeded by Zacharias


from the 9th edition (1880) of an unnamed encyclopedia

preceded by Pope Gregory II (715-731)
succeeded by Pope Zacharias (741-752)