Election of Pope Celestine III

Election of Pope Celestine III

Pope Celestine III
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Celestine III is elected pope. Born Giacinto Bobone, Celestine III will come into frequent conflict with European monarchs.

Pope Celestine III will excommunicate Emperor Henry VI for keeping Richard I of England (1189-99) in prison, condemn Alfonso IX's marriage to Teresa of Portugal, then excommunicate Alfonso IX for making peace with Muslims while pursuing war against Castile.


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