Innocent III


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 (ĭn′ə-sənt) Originally Lotario di Segni. 1161-1216.
Pope (1198-1216) whose reign was marked by the Fourth Crusade and papal intervention in European politics.

Innocent III

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(Biography) original name Giovanni Lotario de' Conti. ?1161–1216, pope (1198–1216), under whom the temporal power of the papacy reached its height. He instituted the Fourth Crusade (1202) and a crusade against the Albigenses (1208), and called the fourth Lateran Council (1215)
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Noun1.Innocent III - Italian pope from 1198 to 1216 who instituted the Fourth Crusade and under whom papal intervention in European politics reached its height (1161-1216)Innocent III - Italian pope from 1198 to 1216 who instituted the Fourth Crusade and under whom papal intervention in European politics reached its height (1161-1216)
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And Innocent III the 172nd pope was the nephew of Clement II.
Notable failed end of the world predictions has come from Pope Innocent III, who predicted that the world would end in 1284, 666 years after the founding of Islam; Sabbatai Zevi, who claimed to be the Messiah and used the Kabbalah to predict the Earth's demise in 1648; and of course, the Mayan apocalypse theory that claimed the world would end on December 21, 2012.
That very first Magna Carta, sealed by King John at Runnymede against his will, was annulled on appeal to Pope Innocent III - causing uproar among the barons of the north who had grown sick of the king's taxes.
From 1208 to 1209 when Pope Innocent III approved St.
Within months of affixing his seal to Magna Carta, King John appealed to Pope Innocent III to be released from the terms of the Charter.
Gerald arrived in Rome with letters from the cathedral chapter, declaring that he had been unanimously elected as bishop (following the death of the previous bishop in 1198) and appealing to Pope Innocent III to consecrate him.
It was soon annulled by Pope Innocent III, who had formed an alliance with the king.
The Fourth Lateran Council held at Rome in November 1215 was the culmination of the pontificate of Innocent III (1198-1216) and focused on crusade, heresy, and the reform of the Church--the preoccupations of this pope's reign.
Neither side stood behind their commitments, and the charter was annulled by Pope Innocent III, leading to the First Barons' War.
The theologian and future Pope Innocent III wrote that the jubilus of song, or the shout for joy, is considered "above the power of words to communicate meaning," a rather astonishing assertion (p.
When Pope Innocent III duly appointed Stephen Langton as the Archbishop of Canterbury, King John refused to recognize the appointment.