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Pope Celestine, IV
Birth: unknown
Provincia di Milano
Lombardia, Italy
Death: Nov. 10, 1241, Vatican City

Catholic Pope. Born Gofredo Castiglioni in Milan, a nephew of Urban III. He entered the rank of the clergy and rose to be a canon and chancellor of the church of Milan. In 1187 he resigned his honors to enter the Cistercian monastery of Hautecombe. There he is said to have written a History of the Kingdom of Scotland. Forty years later, in 1227, Gregory IX made him cardinal-priest of St. Mark, and twelve years later, cardinal-bishop of Sabina. He was elected pope in 1241, at the place called Sette Soli, by only ten cardinals. Weakened by age and by grief, he survived his election only seventeen days, had not time to publish a single bull, and died unconsecrated. (bio by: MC) 
Saint Peter's Basilica , Vatican City
Plot: Grottoes
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Oct 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9604270
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