Pope Gregory IX facts

Gergory VII
Papacy began 19 March 1227
Papacy ended 22 August 1241
Predecessor Pope Honorius III
Successor Pope Celestine IV
Personal details
Birth name Ugolino dei Conti di Segni
Born c. 1145
Anagni, Italy
Died 22 August 1241
Rome
Other Popes named Gregory

Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius Nonus; c. 1145 – 22 August 1241), born Ugolino dei Conti di Segni, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 178th Pope from 19 March 1227 until his death in 1241.

Early life

The Count of Segni lived in Anagni when his son Ugolino was born. The exact date of this birth is not known, but it was around 1145. Ugolino was a nephew of Pope Innocent III.

Cardinal

He was created Cardinal in 1198.

Pope

Cardinal di Conti was elected pope in 1227. He chose to be called Pope Gregory.

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