Information about Pope Nicholas III

Pope Nicholas III (1225 - 22 August 1280)

Pope Nicholas III (Latin: Nicolaus III), born Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, was Pope from 25 November 1277 to his death in 1280.

He was a Roman nobleman who had served under eight popes, been made Cardinal-Deacon of St. Nicola in Carcere Tulliano by Pope Innocent IV (1243-54), protector of the Franciscans by Pope Alexander IV (1254-61), inquisitor-general by Pope Urban IV (1261-64), and succeeded Pope John XXI (1276-77) after a six-month vacancy in the Holy See resolved in the papal election of 1277, largely through family influence.

Pope Nicholas III reigned in...
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Papa Nicolaus Tertius (Pope Nicholas III) Flag of Holy See Holy See 25 November 1277 22 August 1280
Papa Nicolaus Tertius (Pope Nicholas III) Flag of Papal States Papal States 25 November 1277 22 August 1280
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