. NICCOLO III

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ItalianBorn Giovanni Gaetano ORSINI

Head of the Catholic Church from 25 November 1277 to his death in 1280

Born on 1215 in Roma, Italia

Died on August 15, 1280 in Soriano Nel Cimino, Italia

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Nicholas was born into the prominent Orsini family of Italy, the eldest son of Roman nobleman Matteo Rosso Orsini by his first wife, Perna Caetani.



Nicholas' brief pontificate was marked by several important events. He greatly strengthened the papal position in Italy. He concluded a concordat with Rudolph I of Habsburg in May 1278, by which the Romagna and the exarchate of Ravenna were guaranteed to the papacy.

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