Innocent III dies 1216

walwyn Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:34
Saturday, July 16, 1216

Pope Innocent III dies on the 16th July 1216, at Perugia, and was buried in the cathedral there. He is followed by Pope Honorius III.


He was one of the most powerful of the popes. Early in his papacy he called upon Christians to recapture Jerusalem, which resulted in the fourth crusade and the sack of Constantinople in 1204. In 1208 he called upon Christians to drive out heresy amongst the Albigenses, which resulted in the 20 year Albigensian Crusade.