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Honorius III, Pope
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Jul 18, 1216 – Mar 18, 1227 (Cencius Savelli, b. before 1160 Rome) was from a Roman noble family. As papal chamberlain (from 1188), he authored the Liber censuum romanae ecclesiae , became cardinal deacon in 1193 and was elected pope in Perugia in 1216, shortly after the death of Innocent III. In order to prosecute the crusade (I) already initiated in 1215 by his predecessor, Honorius mediated conflicts between the kings of France and England, although the undertaking itself failed in 1221 at Damiette. The defeat strained Honorius's relationship with Frederick II Hohens…

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Görich, Knut, “Honorius III, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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