Antipope Anacletus II photograph

Antipope Anacletus II

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Born Rome
Italy
Date of died January 25,1138
DiedRome
Italy
ParentsPier Leoni
Successor Antipope Victor IV
SiblingsGiordano Pierleoni
Uncles Pope Paschal II
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
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Antipope Anacletus II Life story


Anacletus II, born Pietro Pierleoni, was an Antipope who ruled in opposition to Pope Innocent II from 1130 until his death in 1138. After the death of Pope Honorius II, the college of cardinals was divided over his successor. A majority of cardinals elected Pietro, while a minority elected Papareschi.

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