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Clement III - (1187-1191)

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Clement III Born into a wealthy Roman family, Paolo Scolari was cardinal bishop of Praeneste when he was elected pope in 1187. He took the name Clement, and he ... Read More

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(Paolo Scolari).

Date of birth unknown; elected 19 December, 1187; d. 27 March, 1191. During the short space (1181-1198) which separated the glorious pontificates of Alexander III and Innocent III, no less than five pontiffs occupied in rapid succession the papal chair. They were all veterans trained in the ... Read More


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