Encyclopedia > Orsini

  Article Content

Orsini

Orsini was a powerful noble family in medieval and renaissance Rome, supplying three popes and many other leaders, and fighting with their rivals the Colonna family for influence.

The three Orsini popes were Pope Celestine III, (1191-1198), Pope Nicholas III (1277-1280), and Pope Benedict XIII (1724-1730).



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Microsoft Excel

... extensive graphing capabilities, added support for Visual Basic for Applications as a scripting language in 1993 (which makes it a prime target for macro viruses), and ...