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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 914,716 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Pope Celestine V is the 190th most popular religious figure (up from 203rd in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from Italy (up from 245th in 2019) and the 81st 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 190 out of 2,238Before him are Jacques de Molay, Pope Clement VI, Rita of Cascia, Pope Clement X, Pope Boniface V, and Pope Sixtus II. After him are Pope Evaristus, Pope Lucius I, Saint Roch, Pope Pius I, Pope Innocent VI, and Pope Benedict XI.

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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, Hethum I, King of Armenia, William of Moerbeke, Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary, David VII of Georgia, Mécia Lopes de Haro, and Zdislava Berka. Among people deceased in 1296, Pope Celestine V ranks 1After him are Przemysł II, Jalal-ud-din Khalji, Floris V, Count of Holland, Louis III, Duke of Bavaria, Konrad von Feuchtwangen, Edmund Crouchback, and Campanus of Novara.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 226 out of 4,668Before him are Rita of Cascia (1381), Diodorus Siculus (-90), Cesare Lombroso (1835), Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Boniface V (575), and Piero della Francesca (1415). After him are Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Lucius Verus (130), Pope Lucius I (200), Giorgio Armani (1934), Ludovico Sforza (1452), and Pope Pius I (90).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 81Before him are Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Pope Honorius III (1148), Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Clement X (1590), and Pope Boniface V (575). After him are Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Pius I (90), Pope Benedict XI (1240), Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Siricius (334), and Pope Benedict VIII (980).