|Full Name||Anselmo de Baggio "Alexander II"|
|Who||Holy Roman Emperor|
|Birth Date||approximately 1010|
|Death Date||April 2, 1073|
|Cause of Death||unknown (probable old age)|
In 1066, William the Conqueror - then known simply as the Duke of Normandy - sent an emissary to ask Alexander for his blessing to conquer England. Alexander granted his papal support, and the invasion began immediately.
Alexander was a friend and ally of Pope Gregory VII. The two men worked together to encourage clerical celibacy and to end the practice of selling church honors and positions.
Alexander was the uncle of Anselm of Lucca.
How Added - Through his subject William the Conqueror.