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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 600 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CELESTINE II., pope in 1143-1144. Guido of Citta di Castello (Tiferno), born of noble Tuscan family, able and learned, studied under Abelard and became a cardinal priest. Elected the successor of Innocent II. on the 26th of September 1143, he died on the 8th of March following. He removed the interdict which Innocent had employed against Louis VII. of France. At the time of his death he was on the verge of a controversy with Roger of Sicily. See A. Certini, Vita (Foligno, 1716) ; M. Bouquet, Recueil des historiens des Gaules (Paris, 1738 ff.), tome 15, 408-411; Migne, Patrologiae cursus completus, 179, 765-820; P. Jaffe, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum, 2nd ed. vol. ii. (Lipsiae, 1888), I ff.; Wetzer and Welte, Kirchenlexikon, 2nd ed. vol. iii. (Freiburg, 1884), 578 ff.; Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopiidie, 3rd ed. vol. iv. (Leipzig, 1898), 201.
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