Definition of Leo the great
1. Noun. Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461).
Generic synonyms: Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ, Saint
Lexicographical Neighbors of Leo The Great
Literary usage of Leo the great
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The intervention of St. Leo the Great saved the Eternal City from the fury of Attila, but could not prevent the Vandals, in 456, from sacking it without ..."
2. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"Among the extant letters of pope Leo the Great, few are of more interest and importance than that which in July AD 447 he addressed to ..."
3. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"In such a case the office took on new prerogatives. Leo the Great (440-461), the first, perhaps, who is entitled to be styled Pope, ..."
4. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1896)
"Leo the Great (440-461), the first, perhaps, who is entitled to be style} Pope, with the more modern associations of the title, proved himself a pillar of ..."
5. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"leo the great AND THE PAPACY (440-461). LITERATURE: Greenwood, Vol. I., p. ... 414, sea.; Gore, " Leo the Great," also art. in " Diet, of Chr. Biog. ..."
6. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"St. Leo the Great.—Origin of the Temporal Power of the Popes.—Gregory the Great.—The Iconoclastic Emperors.—Stephen III. delivered by France. ..."
7. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"Leo the Great gives the following clear statement of nature and grounds of the pope's claim to be head of the whole Church. ... A single person, Peter, ..."