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Pope Lucius II
Born: Gherardo Caccianemici dal Orso
Preceded by: Celestine II (1143 - 1144)
Succeeded by: Blessed Eugene III (1145 - 1153)
Roman Catholic Pope #167

Dates:
Born: ? (Italy)
Died: February 15, 1145
Pope: March 12, 1144 - February 15, 1145 (11 months)

Biography:
Pope Lucius II was involved in serious political struggles with Roger of Sicily. Lucius refused to accept Roger's demands regarding the division of political and religious power, but Lucius was eventually forced to concede by Roger's superior force of arms. Lucius was also in great difficulties with the Roman senate and found himself leading a small army against the Senate in order to restore papal power, but Lucius lost the fight and was wounded so seriously that he died a few days later.

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