Pope Honorius II

[coat of arms of Pope Honorius II] Reigned from 21 December 1124 to 13 February 1130. Born in Fagnano, Italy as Lamberto Scannabecchi; died at Rome, Italy. He was Archdeacon of Bologna, canon of the Lateran, and cardinal-priest. As Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia he accompanied Pope Gelasius II into exile, and through his efforts Emperor Henry V was reconciled with the papacy at the Concordat of Worms. As pope his first success was the elimination of friction concerning the right of investiture by securing the succession to the German throne of Lothair of Supplinburg who renounced many of the ecclesiastical claims which former kings had seized from the papacy. He was forced to compromise with Roger of Sicily concerning the lands bequeathed to the Holy See by William of Apulia.

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