Catholic Encyclopedia – Pope Celestine IV

Pope Celestine IVArticle

(Gofredo Castiglioni) A native of Milan, nephew of Urban III, and probably a Cistercian; died 10 November 1241. He was made cardinal by Gregory IX and succeeded him, 25 October 1241, at the height of the papal warfare with Emperor Frederick II. He died after a reign of fifteen days.

MLA Citation

  • Thomas Shahan. “Pope Celestine IV”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2018. Web. 16 January 2021. <>