|Pope Celestine IV|
AKA Goffredo Castiglioni
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1241
Celestine IV, born Godfrey Castiglione, Roman Catholic Pope in 1241, son of a sister of Pope Urban III. He was archpriest and chancellor at Milan. After Urban's death he entered the Cistercian monastery at Hautecombe in Savoy. In 1227 Pope Gregory IX created him cardinal priest of St. Mark's, and in 1233 made him cardinal bishop of Sabina. Elected to succeed Gregory on the 25th of October 1241, he died on the 10th of November, before consecration, and was buried in St. Peter's.
Roman Catholic Pope 25-Oct-1241 to 10-Nov-1241
Roman Catholic Bishop 1223, Sabina
Roman Catholic Cardinal 1227, St. Mark's
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