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Corrado di Suburra (Anastasius IV)

Born: 10XX AD
Died: 1154 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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         - He was a Roman named Corrado di Suburra (or della Suburra), son of Benedictus.

1111 - Pope Paschal II appointed him cardinal priest of Sta. Pudenzia.

1126 - Honorius III made Corrado cardinal bishop of Sabina.

1130 - Was one of the most determined opponents of Anacletus II.

         - He was vicar for Innocent III.

1147 - Corrado served as Eugene III's vicar.

1153 - Appointed as pope Anastasius IV.

         - He had a long career in the church before his election to the papacy.

         - As pope, Anastasius sent Nicholas Breakspear (later Pope Adrian IV) to Scandinavia to organize the church and maintained peaceful relations with the commune that controlled Rome.

1154 - Died on December 3rd and was succeeded by Cardinal Nicholas of Albano as Adrian IV.


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