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Pope Sylvester II

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Key Facts
Other names Gérard d'Aurillac, Gebert of Aurillac
Born 946
Location Aurillac, France
Bloodline Abbot-Counts of Aurillac
Married Yes
Children Yes
Position Pope (972-1012)
Died 1012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source of Facts and Important Announcement
Status Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.
Date of formal Beatification Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.

 

Background

Gérard was born into nobility as the son of the Abbott Count of Aurillac to which he succeeded. His father/grandfather was the first Count to commission the construction of a monastery and scriptorium on the grounds of the family estate at Aurillac.

As a result, Gérard had access to arguably one of the finest private collections of manuscripts in Europe at the time as well as an army of scribes and tutors. It is claimed that Gérard learnt of Arabic mathematics and science through Atto of Vic near Barcelona. However, it is more likely that Atto of Vic was a senior scribe and tutor at the famous family Abbey and scriptorium at Aurillac.

In another wild claim, it is said that Gérard was appointed royal tutor by Emperor Otto I for his son (future Emperor Otto II). This claim is also highly suspicious as Gérard was nobility of West Francia (France) and a vassal of the Carolingian Kings --arch-enemies of the Saxon lesser nobility. What is almost certain--as one of the finest minds in all of France-- is that Gérard was appointed royal tutor to the court of King Louis IV (936- 954) in Paris putting him in direct contact with the the Capet dynasty.

When Pope Leo VII (952-972) died, King Lothair (954-986) appointed Gérard his tutor as the new Pope Sylvester II -- an extraordinarily bold name given Sylvester was the ficticious Pope created by the Pippins as part of the myths of Constantine--central to the formation of the Catholic Church in 742.

To maintain maximum confusion, the Roman Cult history claims that Sylvester II met with several members of the pagan satanic Pontifex Maximus Counts of Tusculum during visits to Rome including Pontifex Maximus John XIII and pagan high priest Pontifex Maximus Gregory V. In fact, the wholly pagan human sacrificing Counts of Tusculum were considered even in the 10th and 11th Centuries to be the most evil people to ever walk the face of the Earth--and none claiming to being Christian until the unholy plan of Gregory VII in the 11th Century.

Nor did Sylvester II visit Rome. The Ottonians had created their own version of Catholicism, with their own "Benedict" Popes--in opposition to the French. However, the Ottonians greatly respected Sylvester--not only for his brilliant mind, but the similarities of heritage of his family of priest-nobles.

In terms of education, there has arguably been no other Pope who has more influenced his time than Sylvester. In one generation, he succeeded in introducing to the monastery schools Arabic knowledge of arithmetic, mathematics and astronomy. Sylvester also commissioned multiple copies of ancient scientific instruments to be distributed including the rediscovered abacus and armillary sphere.

Sylvester established new higher standards of education using the basis of the "trivium"--grammar, logic and rhetoric. In all fields of science during his day, he was a man ahead of his time--introducing for the first time the hydraulic organ at Reims Cathedral.

Sylvester died in 1012 having never set foot once in Rome. The date of his death was brought back to 1002 to coincide with the reign of Popes published in the 16th/17th Century version of the multiple edited forgery the Liber Pontificalis.

King Robert II of France (993-1031) then appointed the son of Sylvester II, also known as Gérard of Riom (Later corrupted to Count Ebles I of Roucy) as the new Catholic Pope Nicholas II (1012-1046).