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 abdicate; 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 762,953 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Celestine V is the 203rd most popular religious figure (up from 288th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Italy (up from 352nd in 2019) and the 85th 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 203 out of 2,272Before him are Malik ibn Anas, Philip Melanchthon, Aminah, Pope John VIII, Pope Celestine III, and Ambrose. After him are Saint Pantaleon, Elizabeth of Hungary, Jacques de Molay, Saint Matthias, Pope Sixtus IV, and Pope Linus.

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

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 245 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Innocent IX (1519), Farinelli (1705), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope John VIII (820), Pope Celestine III (1106), and Luca Pacioli (1445). After him are Paolo Uccello (1475), Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Pope Linus (1), and Pope Lucius I (200).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Celestine V ranks 85Before him are Pope Clement X (1590), Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope John VIII (820), and Pope Celestine III (1106). After him are Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Pope Linus (1), Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Fabian (200), and Pope Urban I (222).