Sylvester II

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French pope from 999 to 1003 who was noted for his great learning (945-1003)


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Richer de Saint Remi's Histories, which cover the period 888-98 and are much concerned with, and dedicated to, Gerbert (who afterwards became Pope Sylvester II), provide a wonderful resource for those times.
Dr Hannam also considers the importance of individuals such as Roger Bacon, Richard of Wallingford, Galileo, Giordano Bruno and the leading astronomer and mathematician, Pope Sylvester II. (J.T.D.R.)
Not so, say Illig and Co.: He actually lived around 700 but wished he lived at the time of the first millennium, so with the help of Pope Sylvester II, he added 300 years to the date.
And as the year 1000 approached, Pope Sylvester II claimed that Biblical prophecies were about to come true.
Pope Sylvester II [999-1003] had a great reputation as a scholar before ascending the throne of Saint Peter.