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Nicholas III - (1277-1280)

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Elected to the papacy in 1277 as Nicholas III, Giovanni Gætano was born in Rome c. 1210 or c. 1220. Innocent IV had appointed him a cardinal, and Read More

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(GIOVANNI GAETANI ORSINI)

Born at Rome, c. 1216; elected at Viterbo, 25 November, 1277; died at Soriano, near Viterbo, 22 August, 1280. His father, Matteo Rosso, was of the illustrious Roman family of the Orsini, while his mother, Perna Gaetana, belonged to the noble house of the Gaetani. As senator Matteo Rosso had defended Read More


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