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December 13, 2010 / jmeuropeana

Today in Europeana: 13 December

On the 13th December:

Pope Celestine V resigns the papacy; Heinrich Heine is born; Archbishop Makarios becomes president of Cyprus.

Having first issued a decree allowing popes to abdicate, after only five months and eight days in office, Pope Celestine V resigns the papacy in 1294 to return to his life as an ascetic monk. He was not left in peace: his successor hunted him down and threw him in a dungeon to die. He was duly elevated to sainthood.

German Poet Heinrich Heine was born in 1797 in Düsseldorf. In Europeana we have the complete works available in full text, they can be found through this link.
Bildnis Heinrich Heines
Composed on lyrics by Heine:
ich grolle nicht
Inspired by Heine:
Zu Heinrich Heine: Harzreise II;125 Jahre Museum der bild. Künste Leipzig (Mappe)

In 1959 Archbishop Makarios became the first president of Cyprus, newly independent from the UK.
Μακάριος Γ΄, αρχιεπίσκοπος Κύπρου;Makarios III, archbishop of Cyprus


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