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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Gaeta, Giovanni de

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Reigned from January 24, 1118 to January 29, 1119. Born c.1058at Gaeta, Italy as Giovanni de Gaeta; died at Cluny, France. He was a Benedictine, cardinal, and chancellor of the Holy See. His election was contested by Cenzio Frangipani who maltreated and imprisoned him. A Roman mob rescued and established him in the Vatican. Emperor Henry V then attempted to seize him, but he fled to France. The emperor elected the anti-pope Maurice Bourdin who ruled for three years. Gelasius died of pleurisy as he was making plans for a council to be convened at Rheims. Feast, January 29,.


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Entry for 'Gaeta, Giovanni de'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/g/gaeta-giovanni-de.html. 1910.

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