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Celestine III (Giacinto Bobone)

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Born: 1106? AD
Died: 1198 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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1106 - He was born into the noble Bobones family (ancestors of the Orsini family), though he was only a deacon before becoming Pope.

1189 - He subsequently excommunicated the same Henry VI for wrongfully keeping Richard I of England in prison.

1191 - He was ordained a priest on the 13th of April ruled the church six years, nine months, and nine days (though believed to have been about eighty five when elected).

1192 - He confirmed the statutes of the Teutonic Order of Knights.

1198 - He died on the 8th of January, and was buried at the Lateran.


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