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Martin IV - (1281-1285)

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Born c. 1210, Simon de Brie (or Brion) was the canon os St. Martin of Tours and chancellor ... Read More

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(Simon de Brie).

Born at the castle of Montpensier in the old French province of Touraine at an unknown date ; d. at Perugia 28 March, 1285. As priest he held a benefice at Rouen for a short time, whereupon he became Read More


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