Innocent III was in reality Lothar of
Segni, or Lotario di Segni in Italian.
He was made pope
in 1198 when Pope Celestine III died. Before becoming pope,
Lothar studied in Paris and Bologna.
One of his co-students in Paris was
Stephen Langton, which is very interesting. Check
King John's page to see what
trouble Stephen got himself into.
He was the pope who declared
invalid, thus supporting
See also the
List of all
Roman Catholic Popes.