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Celestine III, Pope
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(Apr 10, 1191 – Jan 8, 1198). Born in Rome around 1105/1106, Celestine (Giacinto [Hyacinthus] Bobone [later Orsini]) studied in Paris under Peter Abelard (c. 1130) and defended him against the accusations brought forward by Bernard of Clairvaux at the Synod of Sens (1140). In 1143/1144, Celestine II appointed him cardinal-deacon at the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. In the following years, he undertook several journeys as a papal legate (esp. to Spain) and helped negotiate the compromise between Pope Alexander III and Frederick Barbarossa in 1177. Elected pope…

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Celestine III, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03124>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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