Biography - Pope Alexander IV - The Papal Library

Alexander IV1254-1261 Raynold Conti Alexander IV, originally called Raynold or Roland belonged to the Conti family. Gregory IX made him cardinal-deacon of Saint Eustace, and then Bishop of Ostia and Veletri. Conti was elected pope at Naples, against his will, on the 12th of December, 1254, and crowned on

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