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Name:
Pope Celestine V
Born: Pietro di Morone
Preceded by: Nicholas IV (1288 - 1292)
Succeeded by: Boniface VIII (1294 - 1303)
Roman Catholic Pope #193

Dates:
Born: 1209 or 1210 (Italy)
Died: May 19, 1296
Pope: July 5, 1294 - December 13, 1294 (5 months)

Biography:
Celestine V inherited a troubled papacy which was largely under the thumb of Charles II of Sicily. Through his reign Celestine was unable to do much of anything without approval and support from Charles - something Celestine himself recognized. This was probably the reason why he abdicated his position after only 5 months.

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