546 Gothic War: The
Ostrogoths of King Totila conquered Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.
Romanos I was crowned co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.
Pope Gregory VIII died. In his brief pontificate, Gregory initiated the Third
Crusade and began reforms in the Curia.
1531 Pope Clement VII established a
parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
1538 Pope Paul III
excommunicated Henry VIII of England.