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Celestine IV - (1241)

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Celestine IV Pope for 15 days in 1241, Celestine IV was born Goffredo Castiglione in Milan and may have been a nephew of Urban III. Celestine is said to have ... Read More

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(GOFREDO CASTIGLIONI.)

A native of Milan, nephew of Urban III, and probably a Cistercian ; died 10 November, 1241. He was made cardinal by Gregory IX and succeeded him, 25 October, 1241, at the height of the papal warfare with Emperor Frederick II. He died after a reign of fifteen days.


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