Glossary beginning with U
Religious figures such as Saints and Bishops that may appear in stained glass, sculpture, and etc. Also terms with an Ecclesiastical meaning.
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Pope Urban II (1035-1099) was pope from 1088 until his death in 1099. His decree in 1095, at the council of Clermont, calling for military assistance to fight the Turks is the start of First Crusade.Synonyms: Pope Urban II
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Pope Urban VIII (1564-1644) was pope from 1623 until his death. It was during his papacy that Galileo Galilei was summoned to Rome in 1633. In 1624 he made the smoking of tobacco in holy places punishable by excommunication.Synonyms: Pope Urban VIII
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The legal right to use and derive profit or benefit from property that belongs to another person, as long as the property is not damaged.