Christopher


Christopher
/kris"teuh feuhr/, n.
1. Saint, died A.D. c250, Christian martyr.
2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning "Christ-bearer."

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(as used in expressions)
Burckhardt Jacob Christopher
Christopher Carson
Christopher Saint
Columbus Christopher
Fry Christopher
Christopher Harris
Handy William Christopher
Isherwood Christopher
Christopher William Bradshaw
Langdell Christopher Columbus
Christopher Murray Grieve
Marlowe Christopher
Christopher Mathewson
Memminger Christopher Gustavus
Potter Dennis Christopher George
Sholes Christopher Latham
Steptoe Patrick Christopher and Edwards Robert Geoffrey
Wren Sir Christopher

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born , Rome [Italy]
died 904

      antipope from 903 to 904. Once cardinal, he appears in many lists of the popes (including the Liber Pontificalis, edited by Louis Duchesne, and Pontificum Romanorum), but he is now regarded as an antipope. In the summer of 903 he drove Leo V from the papal chair but in January 904 was driven out, in turn, by the supporters of Bishop Sergius, who became Pope Sergius III. His only extant act was the confirming of the abbey of Corbie. It is presumed, particularly according to the writer Eugenius Vulgarius, that Christopher and his victim Leo were strangled in prison. But according to the chronicle of Hermann von Reichenau, Christopher was compelled to live his last days as a monk.

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