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Celestine IV
Papacy began25 October 1241
Papacy ended10 November 1241
PredecessorPope Gregory IX
SuccessorPope Innocent IV
Personal details
Birth nameGoffredo Castiglione
DiedNovember 10, 1241
Other Popes named Celestine

Pope Celestine IV (Latin: Coelestinus QuartusScript error: No such module "Category handler".; died 10 November 1241 in Rome), born Goffredo Castiglione, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 180th Pope for two weeks from October 25, 1241 to November 10, 1241.[1]

Early life

Goffredo Castiglione was born in Milan, but the date of birth is unknown.[2]

Castiglione became a Cistercian monk.[3]


Pope Gregory IX made Castiglione a cardinal[4] on September 18, 1227.

In 1238, he was made Bishop of Sabina.[3]


Cardinal Castiglione was elected on October 25, 1241; and he chose to be called Pope Celestine IV.[4] His reign lasted only seventeen days.

After his death

He died on November 10, 1241; and he was buried in St Peter's. The exact location of his tomb has been lost.

Related pages


Coat of arms of Celestine IV
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1836). "Celestine IV," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 6, p. 400.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beckett, William. (1836). "Celestine IV," A Universal Biography, Vol. 1, p. 720.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pope Celestine IV," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.

Other websites

Media related to Coelestinus IV at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Gregory IX
Succeeded by
Innocent IV