Gregory VIII (Albero De Mora)
Gregory VIII (Albero De Mora), Pope, was a native of Benevento. He succeeded Urban III, Oct. 21, 1187, and died at Pisa Dec. 16, 1187. His short reign was unimportant. He has generally been considered as a learned, eloquent, and virtuous man. He attempted a crusade to the Holy Land, and the cardinals themselves promised to join him, and to contribute their riches towards the undertaking, but these promises were only given to be evaded. Gregory's last act was to attempt a reconciliation between the inhabitants of Pisa and those of Genoa. Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 21:814.