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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But the new emperor's extraordinary generosity to the papacy, argues Heather changed the whole nature of the papal office, setting it on a trajectory culminating in 1198 with the election of one of the greatest, and most powerful, pontiffs of all time, Innocent III.
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