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13 December 1294 – resignation of Pope Celestine V, founder of the Celestine order. He was the fourth of only five Popes to resign to date. He wanted to return to his previous life as hermit, but his successor Boniface VIII prevented that by imprisoning him, he died ten months later

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 12th, 2014 at 03:38:27 PM EST
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