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Pope Callixtus II

Pope from 1119 to 1124

Calixtus II (or Calistus II) (died 13 December 1124), born Guy de Burgundy, the fourth son of William I, Count of Burgundy, was elected Pope on 1 February 1119 after the death of Pope Gelasius II.[1] His pontificate was shaped by the Investiture Controversy, which he was able to settle through the Concordat of Worms (in 1122).

Blessed Calixtus II
Papacy began1 February 1119
Papacy ended13 December 1124
PredecessorGelasius II
SuccessorHonorius II
Personal details
Birth nameGuy de Vienne
Bornc. 1065?
Quingey, County of Burgundy, Holy Roman Empire
Died(1124-12-13)13 December 1124
Rome, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
Other Popes named Callixtus

SourcesEdit

  1. John W. O'Malley, A History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010), 116.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gelasius II
Pope
1119 - 1124
Succeeded by
Honorius II