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      • Pope Nicholas IV (Latin: Nicolaus IV; 30 September 1227 – 4 April 1292), born Girolamo Masci, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 February 1288 to his death. He was the first Franciscan to be elected pope. Early life. Jerome Masci (Girolamo Masci) was born on 30 September 1227 at ...
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  1. Pope Nicholas IV ( Latin: Nicolaus IV; 30 September 1227 – 4 April 1292), born Girolamo Masci, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 February 1288 to his death. He was the first Franciscan to be elected pope. [1] Contents 1 Early life 2 Pontificate 2.1 Papal conclave 2.2 New cardinals 2.3 Actions 3 Death 4 Taxatio

    • 22 February 1288
    • 12 March 1278, by Nicholas III
  2. Nicholas IV, original name Girolamo Masci, (born September 30, 1227, near Ascoli Piceno, Papal States [Italy]—died April 4, 1292, Rome), pope from 1288 to 1292, the first Franciscan pontiff. He joined the Franciscans when young and became their minister for Dalmatia. In 1272 Pope Gregory X sent him to Constantinople, where he took part in effecting a brief reunion with the Greeks.

  3. Nicholas IV, POPE (GIROLAMO MASCI), b. at Ascoli in the March of Ancona; d. in Rome, April 4, 1292. He was of humble extraction, and at an early age entered the Franciscan Order. In 1272 he was sent as a delegate to Constantinople to invite the participation of the Greeks in the Second Council of Lyons.

  4. In 1291 the fall of Ptolemais put an end to Christian dominion in the East. Previous to this tragic event, Nicholas had in vain endeavoured to organize a crusade. He now called upon all the Christian princes to take up arms against the Mussulman and instigated the holding of councils to devise the means of sending assistance to the Holy Land.

  5. Pope Nicholas IV (Latin: Nicolaus IV; 30 September 1227 – 4 April 1292), born Girolamo Masci, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 February 1288 to his death. Read more on Wikipedia Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Nicholas IV has received more than 226,428 page views.

  6. NICHOLAS IV, POPE. Pontificate: Feb. 22, 1288, to April 4, 1292; b. Girolamo Masci in Ascoli in the March of Ancona, Sept. 30, 1227; d. Rome. Son of a clerk of humble origins, he joined the franciscan Order in his youth. After studying at Assisi and Perugia, Girolamo became provincial minister of the order in Dalmatia (1272) and two years later succeeded St. bonaventure as minister general (1274 – 79).

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