Pope Gregory IX facts for kids
|Papacy began||19 March 1227|
|Papacy ended||22 August 1241|
|Predecessor||Pope Honorius III|
|Successor||Pope Celestine IV|
|Birth name||Ugolino dei Conti di Segni|
|Died||22 August 1241
|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.
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.
He was created Cardinal in 1198.
Cardinal di Conti was elected pope in 1227. He chose to be called Pope Gregory.
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