1191 papal election
The 1191 papal election was a papal conclave held from 25 March to 30 March, 1191. The election took place after the death of Pope Clement III. The 85-year-old Cardinal Giacinto Bobone Orsini, who took the name Celestine III, was chosen after five days of voting.
|Dates and location|
|30 March 1191|
Name taken: Celestine III
The election was overseen by Cardinal Konrad von Wittlesbach, who was Archbishop of Mainz at the time. After a sede vacante of 5 days, Cardinal Giacinto Bobone was elected pope. He took the name Clement III. 30 cardinals, of whom 5 were cardinal-bishops, 12 were cardinal-priests, and 13 were cardinal deacons, participated in the election that was held from 25-30 March, 1191. Notable cardinal electors were Konrad von Wittlesbach, Archbishop of Mainz, Guillaume de Champagne, Archbishop of Reims, and Giacnote Bobone, deacon of Santa Maria who was elected Pope.
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