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Rainerius episcopus urbivetanus
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[Ranieri di Prudenzo of Orvieto]

1228–1248. Italy. Bishop of Orvieto. Born into the powerful Prudenti family, Ranieri was educated at the local church of San Costanzo in the early 13th century. He was elected bishop in 1228, after the death of the previous bishop, Capitaneo Ranieri. He was a staunch pro-Ghibelline, which put him at odds with the papacy on a number of matters, such as the restitution of Val di Lago to the pope. In addition to writing the Cronaca, he is remembered for expanding the episcopal palace. After his death in 1248, the episcopal seat remained vacant …

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D'Eugenio, Daniela, “Rainerius episcopus urbivetanus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02136>
First published online: 2016

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