Pope Gregory IX

pope of the Catholic Church from 1227 to 1241

Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius Nonus; c. 1145 – 22 August 1241), born Ugolino dei Conti di Segni, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 178th Pope from 19 March 1227 until his death in 1241.[1]

Gregory IX
Papacy began19 March 1227
Papacy ended22 August 1241
PredecessorPope Honorius III
SuccessorPope Celestine IV
Personal details
Birth nameUgolino dei Conti di Segni
Bornc. 1145
Anagni, Italy
Died22 August 1241
Other popes named Gregory

Early life


The Count of Segni lived in Anagni when his son Ugolino was born. The exact date of this birth is not known, but it was around 1145. Ugolino was a nephew of Pope Innocent III.[2]



He was created Cardinal in 1198.[2]

Cardinal di Conti was elected pope in 1227. He chose to be called Pope Gregory.[3]



Coat of arms of Gregory IX
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-4-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pope Gregory IX," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-4-8.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1838). "Gregory IX," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 11, p. 446.

Other websites


  Media related to Gregorius IX at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Gregory IX" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Gregory IX", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Gregory IX
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Segni Archived 2013-03-08 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Honorius III
Succeeded by
Celestine IV