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Blessed Calixtus II
Papacy began 1 February 1119
Papacy ended 13 December 1124
Predecessor Gelasius II
Successor Honorius II
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Birth name Guy de Vienne
Born c. 1065?
Quingey, County of Burgundy, Holy Roman Empire
Died 13 December 1124(1124-12-13)
Rome, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
Other Popes named Callixtus

Calixtus II (or Calistus II) (died 13 December 1124), born Guy de Burgundy, the fourth son of William I, Count of Burgundy, was elected Pope on 1 February 1119 after the death of Pope Gelasius II. His pontificate was shaped by the Investiture Controversy, which he was able to settle through the Concordat of Worms (in 1122).

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Preceded by
Gelasius II
1119 - 1124
Succeeded by
Honorius II
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