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noun

  1. SaintMichele Ghislieri, 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1566–72.

noun

  1. Saint. original name Michele Ghislieri. 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1566–72). He attempted to enforce the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, excommunicated Elizabeth I of England (1570), and organized the alliance that defeated the Turks at Lepanto (1571). Feast day: 30 April

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