Pope Celestine III
|Papacy began||21 March 1191|
|Papacy ended||8 January 1198|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement III|
|Successor||Pope Innocent III|
|Birth name||Giacinto Bobone|
|Died||January 8, 1198
|Other Popes named Celestine|
Pope Celestine III (Latin: Coelestinus Tertius; 1106 – 8 January 1198), born Giacinto Bobone, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 176th Pope from 1191 until his death in 1198.
Cardinal Bobone was elected pope on March 30, 1191; and he chose to be called Celestine III.
After becoming pope, he was ordained a priest on April 13, 1191.
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