Pope Celestine III facts
|Papacy began||21 March 1191|
|Papacy ended||8 January 1198|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement III|
|Successor||Pope Innocent III|
|Birth name||Giacinto Bobone|
|Died||January 8, 1198
|Other Popes named Celestine|
In 1145, he is raised to the rank of cardinal.
Cardinal Bobone was elected pope on March 30, 1191; and he chose to be called Celestine III.
Pope Celestine was involved in Italian and European political disputes. He crowned the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI. He excommunicated Duke Leopold of Austria and King Alonso IX of Leon.
After becoming pope, he was ordained a priest on April 13, 1191.
Image of Pope Celestine III (middle) in the east window of York Minster
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