- Pope Celestine II
English name=Celestine II
birth_name=Guido di Castello
September 25, 1143
March 8, 1144
birthplace=Città di Castello, Italy
Pope Celestine II (died
March 8, 1144), born Guido di Castello, was Popefrom 1143 to 1144. He governed the Church for only five months and thirteen days from his election until his death, March 8, 1144. He was buried at the Lateran.
He had studied under
Pierre Abélard. The principal act of his Papacywas the absolution of Louis VII of France(1137–80) at the request of the penitent monarch, and the removal of the interdict under which Francehad lain for three years.
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