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|Papacy began||April 8, 1455|
|Papacy ended||August 6, 1458|
|Predecessor||Pope Nicholas V|
|Successor||Pope Pius II|
|Birth name||Alfonso Borja or Borgia|
|Born||December 31, 1378
|Died||August 6, 1458
|Other Popes named Callixtus|
Pope Callixtus III (Latin: Callistus Tertius; December 31, 1378–August 6, 1458), born Alfonso de Borja, was an Spanish official of the Roman Catholic Church and the 210th Pope from April 8, 1455 until his death.
Borja was born near Valencia on December 31, 1378.
In 1444, Eugene IV made Borja or "Borgia" a cardinal.
After Nicholas V died, Cardinal Borgia was elected pope on April 8, 1455. He chose to be called Callixtus III.
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