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Lucius III - (1181-1185)

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The pope whose 1184 council laid the foundation for the Inquisition, Lucius III was born Ubaldo Allucingoli c. 1097 or c. 1110 at Lucca. He became a Cistercian ... Read More

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(Ubaldo Allucingoli)

Born at Lucca, unknown date ; died at Verona, 25 Notaember, 1185. Innocent II created him Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prassede on 23 February, 1141, and afterwards sent him as legate to France. Under Eugene III he was sent as ... Read More


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