About Pope Callixtus III
Pope Callixtus III, originally named Alfonso de Borgia was the ruler of the "Papal States" and head of the Roman Catholic Church between April 1455 and August 1458. As of 2022, he was the 209th catholic pope and last to take on the "Callixtus" pontifical name.
He was born in La Torreta (Canals, Valencia). He was baptized at the Saint Mary's Basilica in Xativa, Spain.
Early Career & Education
He enrolled at the University of Lleida in 1392 and later obtained doctorates in civil law and canon law. He later spent several years as a law professor at the University of Lleida. In addition, he was the University's Vice-Chancellor between 1420 and 1423.
In 1424, he became the apostolic administrator and subsequently supported Antipope Benedict XIII during the "Great Western Schism."
On April 6, 1455, he was elected as the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He became the third pope to take the "Callixtus" pontifical name. Finally, on April 20, 1455, Cardinal Protodeacon Prospero Colonna crowned him.
During his tenure as pope, he ordered that the "Feast of the Transfiguration" should be celebrated annually on August 6, approved the establishment of the University of Greifswald and issued a "paper bull" for the Portuguese to trade in West Africa.
He died at age 79 in Rome on 6 August 1458.
F.A.Q. about Pope Callixtus III
When is Pope Callixtus III's birthday?
Pope Callixtus III's birthday is on December 31, 1378.
In how many days is Pope Callixtus III's birthday?
Pope Callixtus III's birthday is in 87 days
How old was Pope Callixtus III when he/she died?
Pope Callixtus III was 79 years old.
When did Pope Callixtus III die?
Pope Callixtus III died in August 6, 1458.
Where was Pope Callixtus III from?
Pope Callixtus III was born in Canals, Valencia, Crown of Aragon.