Pope Gelasius II facts

Pope Gelasius II
Papacy began 24 January 1118
Papacy ended 29 January 1119
Predecessor Paschal II
Successor Callixtus II
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Caetani
Born 1060/1064
Gaeta, Principality of Capua
Died 29 January 1119(1119-01-29)
Cluny, Duchy of Burgundy, Kingdom of France

Pope Gelasius II (??? − 29 January 1119) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 24 January 1118 to his death in 29 January 1119.

He was born in Gaeta, Principality of Capua and died in Cluny, Duchy of Burgundy, Kingdom of France. He was ordained a priest on 9 March 1118 after he fled to Gaeta. He returned to Rome in July under Norman protection after he excommunicated Henry V and the antipope.


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