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Godfrey of Viterbo

Godfrey of Viterbo (vētĕrˈbō) [key], 12th cent., German or Italian priest. He was long attached to the courts of Holy Roman emperors Conrad III, Frederick I, and Henry VI in Italy. His Gesta Friderici is a contemporary account of Frederick, and his Pantheon, a universal history, freely mixes fact with legend.

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