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Pope Honorius IV

Pope Honorius IVAKA Giacomo Savelli

Born: c. 1210
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 3-Apr-1287
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, 1285-87

Honorius IV, born Giacomo Savelli, Roman Catholic Pope from the 2nd of April 1285 to the 3rd of April 1287, a member of a prominent Roman family and grand-nephew of Pope Honorius III, had studied at the university of Paris, been made cardinal-deacon of Sta. Maria in Cosmedin, and succeeded Martin IV. Though aged and so crippled that he could not stand alone he displayed remarkable energy as pope. He maintained peace in the states of the Church and friendly relations with Rudolph of Habsburg, and his policy in the Sicilian question was more liberal than that of his predecessor. He showed special favors to the mendicant orders and formally sanctioned the Carmelites and Augustinian Eremites. He was the first pope to employ the great banking houses in northern Italy for the collection of papal dues. He died at Rome and was succeeded by Nicholas IV.

    University: University of Paris

    Roman Catholic Pope 2-Apr-1285 to 3-Apr-1287
    Roman Catholic Cardinal
    Risk Factors: Gout


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