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CELESTINE IV

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 600 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CELESTINE IV. (Godfrey Castiglione), pope in 1241, son of a sister of Urban III. (1185-1187), was archpriest and chancellor at Milan. After Urban's death he entered the Cistercian monastery at Hautecombe in Savoy. In 1227 Gregory IX. created him cardinal priest of St Mark's,and in 1233 made him cardinal bishop of Sabina. Elected to succeed Gregory on the 25th of October 1241, he died on the loth of November, before consecration, and was buried in St Peter's. See A. Potthast, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum, vol. i. (Berlin, 1874), 940 f.
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