Pope Celestine IVCELESTINE IV
(1241), born Godfrey Castiglioni of Milan, a nephew of Urban III
, became a monk at Hautecombe in Savoy, there wrote a history of Scotland, and was elected Pope by seven cardinals only, in the midst of troubles caused by the vicinity and violence of the Emperor Frederick II
, on the 22nd September 1241. He occupied the throne only seventeen days, died, before consecration, on the 8th October 1241, and was buried at the Vatican.