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Clement IV

(1265—1268)

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Bl. Innocent V

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(21 Jan.–22 June 1276)

Following the conclave procedure Gregory X had himself prescribed, on the eleventh day after his death the cardinals available met at Arezzo and elected...

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Charles I of Anjou

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1226–85)

King of Naples and Sicily (1266–85), son of Louis VIII of France. He acquired Provence by marriage in 1246. Pope Urban IV was under severe threat from the Hohenstaufens...

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Fisherman's ring

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A seal-ring worn by the Pope, showing St Peter drawing in his net full of fish.

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Gregory X

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(1210–76),

Pope from 1271. He recognized Rudolf of Habsburg as Emperor, inducing Alfonso of Castile to resign his claims to the German throne. At the Second Council of Lyons...

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Hadrian V

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(11 July–18 Aug. 1276)

As senator of Rome and actually residing in the city, Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily (1266–85), had oversight, under the conclave constitution approved by...

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Hedwig

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c.1174–1243),

duchess of Silesia. Born at Andechs (Bavaria), the daughter of count Berthold, she lived as a child in the monastery of Kitzingen. At the age of twelve she married...

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Hostiensis

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(c.1200–71),

canonist. Henry de Bartholomaeis or Henry de Susa was commonly known as Hostiensis because he was Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia from 1262. His main works are his Summa,...

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Martin IV

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(c.1210–85),

Pope from 1281. Simon de Brie was elected through the influence of Charles of Anjou, on whom he remained dependent throughout his pontificate. With a view to...

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Martin of Opava

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(c.1220–1278)

Known in the Middle Ages as Martin the Pole, Martin Strebski, a native of Troppau (Opava) in Bohemia, entered the Dominican Order at the convent of Prague, which then...

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nepotism

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Is the action of appointing and promoting family and relatives. In an organization, it means that family members are favoured over others, even though they may not be as qualified or...

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