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Pope Celestine IV

Reigned 1241

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Celestine IV, POPE (GOFREDO CASTIGLIONI), a native of Milan, nephew of Urban III, and probably a Cistercian; d. November 10, 1241. He was made cardinal by Gregory IX and succeeded him, October 25, 1241, at the height of the papal warfare with Emperor Frederick II. He died after a reign of fifteen days.

THOMAS J. SHAHAN


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