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Gregory VIII (Albert de Mora) who as papal legate had in 1172 attended the council of Avranches, which absolved Henry II of England from the guilt of the murder of Thomas à Becket, was consecrated pope in room of Urban III October 25th 1187, and died of fever of December 17th of the same year. Clement III was his successor.

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

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