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Pope Nicholas III

(Giovanni Gaetano Orsini)

1277.11.25 – 1280.08.22

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Successor of the Prince of the Apostles

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Patriarch of the West

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome

Servant of the Servants of God


Born:1216 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal:1244.05.28
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1277.11.25
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1277.12.26
Died:1280.08.22 († 64)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere (1244.05.28 – 1277.11.25)

Protodeacon of Sacred College of Cardinals (1276 – 1277.11.25)

Supreme Pontiff (1277.11.25 [1277.12.26] – 1280.08.22)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 9 Cardinals (1 Consistory)

Buried at:
Papal Basilica Crypt of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City State (Sarcophagus)


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