|Pope Celestine II|
AKA Guido di Città di Castello
Birthplace: Città di Castello, Umbria
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Lateran, Vatican City
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1143-44
Celestine II, Roman Catholic Pope in 1143-44. Guido of Cittą di Castello (Tiferno), born of noble Tuscan family, able and learned, studied under Peter Abelard and became a cardinal priest. Elected the successor of Pope Innocent II on the 26th of September 1143, he died on the 8th of March following. He removed the interdict which Innocent had employed against Louis VII of France. At the time of his death he was on the verge of a controversy with Roger of Sicily.
Roman Catholic Pope 26-Sep-1143 to 8-Mar-1144
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