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      n   Saint. original name Michele Ghislieri. 1504--72, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1566--72). He attempted to enforce the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, excommunicated Elizabeth I of England (1570), and organized the alliance that defeated the Turks at Lepanto (1571). Feast day: 30 April  
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