Pope Innocent III Caleb Kaczinski
Info • AKA: Lotario de’ Conti • Born: 1160 • Birthplace: Anagni, Italy • Died: June 16, 1216 • Death place: Perugia, Italy • Father: Count Trasimund of Segni • Mother: Claricia • Executive Summary: Pope, lead 2 crusades
Becoming Pope • He was canon of St. Peter's • He was made subdeacon of the Roman Church by Pope Gregory VIII • In 1190 his uncle, Pope Clement III, created him cardinal-deacon of Santi Sergio e Baccho. • On the 8th of January 1198 Celestine III died and on the same day Lotario was unanimously elected pope by the assembled cardinals. • He was 37 years old.
Popely Actions • Innocent proclaimed the same indulgences for a crusade to Livonia as the Holy Land. The result was the "conversion" of the Livonians and the Letts by the crusaders headed by the knights of the Teutonic Order. • Another crusade was proclaimed by Innocent in 1207 against the Albigenses.
Sources • http://www.nndb.com/people/536/000092260/