Pope Alexander III facts
|Papacy began||7 September 1159|
|Papacy ended||30 August 1181|
|Predecessor||Pope Adrian IV|
|Successor||Pope Lucius III|
|Birth name||Orlando Bandinelli|
|Died||August 30, 1181
|Other Popes named Alexander|
He was born in Siena. He was a member of the Bandinelli family.
Cardinal Bandinelli was elected pope on September 7, 1159; and he chose the name Alexander III. His papacy was disputed by Antipope Victor IV, Antipope Paschal III, Antipope Calixtus III and Antipope Innocent III.
Pope Alexander was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
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