Lucius III
Lucius III
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Pope Lucius III
    (Ubaldo Allucingoli)
    Born at Lucca, unknown date; died at Verona, 25 Notaember, 1185. Innocent II created him Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prassede on 23 February, 1141, and afterwards sent him as legate to France. Under Eugene III he was sent as legate to Sicily and on 1 January, 1159, he became Bishop of Ostia and Velletri. In 1177 he was commissioned by Alexander III to take part in the famous peace congress of Venice, where an amicable settlement was reached between Alexander III and Emperor Frederick I. Hereupon he was appointed a member of the court of arbitration which was instituted to investigate the validity of the donation of Countess Matilda, but which arrived at no definite conclusion. On 1 September, 1181, a day after the death of Alexander III, he was elected pope at Velletri where he was also crowned on the following Sunday, 6 September. In the beginning of November he came to Rome, but there the revolutionary party soon became so incensed against him because he refused to grant them certain privileges which his predecessors had granted, that he was compelled to leave Rome in the middle of March, 1182. He went to Velletri where he received the ambassadors whom King William of Scotland had sent to obtain absolution from the ban which he had incurred under Alexander III. He freed the king from all ecclesiastical censures and as a sign of good will sent him the Golden Rose on 17 March, 1183. From Velletri the pope proceeded to Segni where on 5 September, 1183, he canonized St. Bruno, who had been bishop of that place. He again returned to Rome endeavouring to put an end to the continual intestine dissensions of the Romans, but they made life so unbearable to him that he left the city a second time.
    After spending a short time in Southern Italy Lucius III went to Bologna where he consecrated the cathedral on 8 July, 1184. The remainder of his pontificate he spent at Verona, where, with the cooperation of Emperor Frederick I, he convened a synod from October to November, 1184, at which severe measures were taken against the prevalent heresies of those days, especially against the Cathari, the Waldenses, and the Arnoldists. At this synod the emperor promised to make preparations for a crusade to the Holy Land. Though the relations between Lucius III and Emperor Frederick I were not openly hostile, still they were always strained. When after the death of Bishop Arnold of Trier a double election ensued, the pope firmly refused to give his approbation to Volkmar, the candidate of the minority, although the emperor had already invested him at Constance. Neither did Lucius III yield to the emperor who demanded that the German bishops, unlawfully appointed by the antipopes during the pontificate of Alexander III, should be reconsecrated and retain their sees. He also refused to grant Frederick's request to crown his son Henry IV emperor. On the other hand, Frederick would not acknowledge the validity of the Matildan donations to the Holy See, and did not assist Lucius against the Roman barons. The letters and decrees of Lucius III are printed in P.L., CCI, 1071-1376.
    JAFFE, Regesta pontificum Romanorum (Leipzig, 1885-8); Liber Pontificalis, ed. DUCHESNE, II (Paris, 1886-92), 450; WATTERICH, Pontificum Romanorum vitae, II (Leipzig, 1862), 650-62; PIGHI, Centenario di Lucio III e Urbano III in Verona (Verona, 1886); GRISAR in Kirchenlex; SCHEFFER-BOICHORST, Kaiser Friedrichs letzer Streit mit der Kurie (1866); GREGOROVIUS, Gesch. der Stadt Rom im Mittelalter (Stuttgart, 1859-72); VON REUMONT, Gesch. der Stadt Rom (Berlin, 1867-70).
    MICHAEL OTT
    Transcribed by Herman F. Holbrook "Prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for Peter." Acts 12.5

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lucius III — Lucius III. Abbildung aus dem Liber ad honorem Augusti des Petrus de Ebulo, 1196 Lucius III. (eigentlich Ubaldo Allucingoli; * 1097 (?) in Lucca; † 25. November 1185 in Verona) war vom 1. September 1181 bis zu seinem Tode Papst. Sein Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lucius III. — Lucius III. Abbildung aus dem Liber ad honorem Augusti des Petrus de Ebulo, 1196 Lucius III. (eigentlich Ubaldo Allucingoli; * 1097 (?) in Lucca; † 25. November 1185 in Verona) war vom 1. September 1181 bis zu seinem Tode Papst. Sein Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lucius III — Pape de l’Église catholique Nom de naissance Ubaldo Allucingoli Naissance date inconnu Lucques Élection au pontificat …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lucius III — (Ubaldo Allucingoli) died 1185, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1181 85. * * * ▪ pope original name Ubaldo Allucingoli born 1097?, Lucca, Tuscany died Nov. 25, 1185, Verona       pope from 1181 to 1185.       A Cistercian monk whom Pope Innocent II… …   Universalium

  • Lucius III — (Ubaldo Allucingoli) died 1185, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1181 85 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lucius III, Pope — • Died 1185. Innocent II created him Cardinal Priest of Santa Prassede on 23 February, 1141, and afterwards sent him as legate to France Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Liste der Kardinalskreierungen Lucius’ III. — Papst Lucius III. hat im Verlauf seines Pontifikates (1181–1185) die Kreierung von 15 Kardinälen vorgenommen[1]. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Konsistorien 1.1 21. Mai 1182[2] 1.2 17. Dezember 1182[5] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pope Lucius III —     Pope Lucius III     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Lucius III     (Ubaldo Allucingoli)     Born at Lucca, unknown date; died at Verona, 25 Notaember, 1185. Innocent II created him Cardinal Priest of Santa Prassede on 23 February, 1141, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pope Lucius III — Infobox Pope English name=Lucius III birth name=Ubaldo Allucingoli term start=September 1, 1181 term end=November 25, 1185 predecessor=Alexander III successor=Urban III birth date=1097 birthplace= Lucca, Italy dead=dead|death date=death… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste des cardinaux créés par Lucius III — Le pape Lucius III (1181 1185) a créé 17 cardinaux dans 5 consistoires. Sommaire 1 Décembre 1181 2 Début de 1182 3 Mi 1182 4 Décembre 1182 …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”