Cardinal Pietro Pierleone Elected Anti-Pope Anacletus II

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Cardinal Pietro Pierleone is elected anti-pope Anacletus II. Pope Innocent II's election had been undermined because only a minority of cardinals chosen him. Most voted for Pietro Pierleoni.

Innocent may have had fewer supporters among the cardinals, but he had more supporters among French royalty: he flees to King Lothair who, two years later, invades Italy and puts Innocent on the papal throne. In return, Innocent crowns Lothair as Holy Roman Emperor. Anacletus will still be supported by the Roman citizens and after his death a successor is elected.

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