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Pope Lucius II

AKA Gherardo Caccianemici dal Orso

Born: ?
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 15-Feb-1145
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1144-45

Lucius II, given name Gherardo Caccianemici dal Orso, Roman Catholic Pope from the 12th of March 1144 to the 15th of February 1145, a Bolognese successively canon at his native city, cardinal priest of St. Croce in Gerusalemme, treasurer of the Roman Church, papal legate in Germany for Pope Honorius II, chancellor and librarian under Pope Innocent II, was the successor of Pope Celestine II. His stormy pontificate was marked by the erection of a revolutionary republic at Rome which sought to deprive the pope of his temporal power, and by the recognition of papal suzerainty over Portugal. He was succeeded by Pope Eugenius III.

    Roman Catholic Pope 12-Mar-1144 to 15-Feb-1145
    Roman Catholic Cardinal 1124


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