On This Day

What Happened in December 1294

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
  • Dec 13 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.
  • Dec 24 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII