Pope Celestine V

1215 - 1296

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Pope Celestine V (Latin: Caelestinus V; 1215 – 19 May 1296), born Pietro Angelerio (according to some sources Angelario, Angelieri, Angelliero, or Angeleri), also known as Pietro da Morrone, Peter of Morrone, and Peter Celestine, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States for five months from 5 July to 13 December 1294, when he resigned. He was also a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines as a branch of the Benedictine order. He was elected pope in the Catholic Church's last non-conclave papal election, ending a two-year impasse. Among the few edicts of his to remain in force was the confirmation of the right of the pope to resign; nearly all of his other official acts were annulled by his successor, Boniface VIII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Celestine V has received more than 1,067,614 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Pope Celestine V is the 233rd most popular religious figure (down from 192nd in 2019), the 263rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 225th in 2019) and the 105th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Celestine V was most famous for resigning from the papacy in 1294.

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Among religious figures, Pope Celestine V ranks 233 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Gregory X, Pope Innocent VI, Amos, Pope Lucius II, John of the Cross, and Pope Adeodatus I. After him are Pope John XVIII, Pope Marcellus I, Pope Urban VI, Pope Joan, Pope Honorius II, and Nathan.

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Among people born in 1215, Pope Celestine V ranks 2Before him is Kublai Khan. After him are Pope John XXI, Pope Nicholas III, Violant of Hungary, Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg, William of Moerbeke, David VII of Georgia, Eleanor of England, Countess of Leicester, Mécia Lopes de Haro, Hethum I, King of Armenia, and Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary. Among people deceased in 1296, Pope Celestine V ranks 1After him are Przemysł II, Dnyaneshwar, Floris V, Count of Holland, Jalal-ud-din Khalji, Konrad von Feuchtwangen, Louis III, Duke of Bavaria, Campanus of Novara, Edmund Crouchback, and Guido Bonatti.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 263 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Gregory X (1210), Marie de' Medici (1575), Lucius Verus (130), Bernardo Bertolucci (1941), Pope Lucius II (1100), and Pope Adeodatus I (570). After him are Giuseppe Meazza (1910), Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Marcellus I (255), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Umberto II of Italy (1904), and Pope Honorius II (1100).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 105Before him are Padre Pio (1887), Pope Adrian I (700), Pope Clement XI (1649), Pope Gregory X (1210), Pope Lucius II (1100), and Pope Adeodatus I (570). After him are Pope John XVIII (970), Pope Marcellus I (255), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Lucius III (1110), Pope Siricius (334), and Pope Innocent II (1100).