Name Origin: German
Name Gender: Male
masc. proper name, from Old tall German Bruno, actually "brown" (see brown (adj.)).
German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in 11th century (1002-1054)
- (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (created in Germany) which founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
- Italian philosopher who utilized Copernican principles to build up a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy because of the Inquisition and burned within risk (1548-1600)
Brüno [Larry Charles]
On the death of Damasus II., Bruno was in December 1048, with the concurrence both of the emperor and of the Roman delegates, selected his successor by an assembly at Worms; he stipulated, however, as a condition of his acceptance that he should first proceed to Rome and be canonically elected by the voice of clergy and people.