Pope Innocent IV
|Papacy began||June 25, 1243|
|Papacy ended||December 7, 1254|
|Predecessor||Pope Celestine IV|
|Successor||Pope Alexander IV|
|Birth name||Sinibaldo Fieschi|
|Died||16 July December 7, 1254
Pope Innocent IV (Latin: Innocentius Quartus; c. 1195 – December 7, 1254), born Sinibaldo Fieschi, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 181st Pope from June 25, 1243 until his death in 1254.
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Innocent granted the use of the red hat to the cardinals in 1245. The red had was a symbol of the cardinal's readiness to shed their blood in the cause of the church.
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- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Pope Innocent IV", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Pope Adrian V", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Innocent IV", Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 14, pp. 579-580.
- Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Innocent IV," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 12, p. 480.
- "Innocent IV", Encyclopedia Britannica, p. 580.
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