Brixen (or Bresse), Council of

Brixen (Or Bresse), Council Of

(Concilisums Brixiense), was held in 1080, by the emperor, Henry IV. (The Italian name is Bressanone; it lies in the Tyrol, south of the Alps, and is the seat of a bishopric.) Cardinal Hugo the White and thirty bishops were present. They maintained the rights of the emperor against pope Gregory VII, who had excommunicated him; they proceeded so far as to depose Gregory, and to elect Guibert of Ravenna in his place, who took the name of Clement III. See Labbe, Concil. 10:389.

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