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Paschal II - (1099-1118)

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Pope Paschal II, born Ranierio, was a native of Ravenna and entered a monastery at an early age. He was elevated to the papacy in 1099, and although he settled papal differences with Henry I of England and Philip I of France, he ... Read More

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(RAINERIUS).

Succeeded Urban II, and reigned from 13 Aug., 1099, till he died at Rome, 21 Jan., 1118. Born in central Italy, he was received at an early age as a monk in Cluny. In his twentieth year he was sent on business of the monastery to Rome, and was retained at the papal court by Gregory VII, and made Cardinal-Priest of St. Clement's church. It was in this church that ... Read More


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