Information about Pope Alexander III

Pope Alexander III (1100 - 30 August 1181)

Pope Alexander III, born Roland of Siena, was Pope from 7 September 1159 to his death in 1181.

Through the Papal bull Manifestis Probatum, issued on 23 May 1179, he recognized the right of Afonso I to proclaim himself King of Portugal, thus recognizing Portugal as an independent and sovereign Kingdom. He also laid the foundation stone for the Notre-Dame de Paris.

Pope Alexander III reigned in...
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Papa Alexander Tertius (Pope Alexander III) Flag of Holy See Holy See 7 September 1159 30 August 1181
Papa Alexander Tertius (Pope Alexander III) Flag of Papal States Papal States 7 September 1159 30 August 1181
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