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Pope Urban III

AKA Uberto Crivelli

Born: ?
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 19-Oct-1187
Location of death: Ferrara, Romagna, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Ferrara Cathedral, Ferrara, Romagna, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pontiff, 1185-87

Urban III, given name Uberto Crivelli, Roman Catholic Pope from the 25th of November 1185 to the 20th of October 1187, was a Milanese, and had been made cardinal-priest of St. Lorenzo in Damaso and archbishop of Milan by Pope Lucius III, whom he succeeded. His family had suffered greatly at the hands of Frederick I, and he now took up vigorously his predecessor's quarrels with the emperor, including the standing dispute about the territories of the Countess Matilda. His opposition to the pretensions of the Roman senate to govern the Papal States, moreover, compelled him to remain in exile through his pontificate. He suspended the patriarch of Aquileia for crowning the emperor's son, Henry, king of Italy (January 1186), in violation of his own rights as Archbishop of Milan; and only the entreaties of the citizens of Verona, where he was stopping, prevented him from excommunicating Frederick. In 1187 he exhorted the Christian kings to renewed endeavors in the Holy Land, and the fall of Jerusalem on the 2nd of October is said to have caused his death. He died at Ferrara and was succeeded by Pope Gregory VIII.

    Roman Catholic Pope 25-Nov-1185 to 20-Oct-1187
    Roman Catholic Cardinal
    Roman Catholic Archbishop Milan
    Religious Mission: Papal Crusade

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