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Urban IV,

d. 1264, pope (1261–64), a Frenchman (b. Troyes) named Jacques Pantaléon; successor of Alexander IV. In the pontifical service he was sent on missions into N Germany; then he was made bishop of Verdun (1253) and Latin patriarch of Jerusalem (1255). On his election he inherited the struggle between the HohenstaufenHohenstaufen
, German princely family, whose name is derived from the castle of Staufen built in 1077 by a Swabian count, Frederick. In 1079, Frederick married Agnes, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, and was created duke of Swabia.
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 and the church, which he continued with vigor and success. It was Urban who dealt the Hohenstaufen the fatal stroke by a definite renewal of the offer of the Sicilian throne to Charles of Anjou. Urban restored the papal finances to solvency, and he established the feast of Corpus Christi. He was succeeded by Clement IV.
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In 1263, Pope Urban IV established the Feast of Corpus Christi to commemorate the Mass of Bolsena, when bloodstains appeared on the communion host and stained the sacramental linen.
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After meeting with the bishop, cardinal, and Pope Urban IV, she convinced the bishop to call a synod in 1246 to order that the celebration be held the following year.
News reached Rome quickly and the Pontiff, Pope Urban IV, who was in Orvieto at the time, set out for Bolsena.
Third, by noting the roles of Juliana of Mont Cornillon, Jacques Panaleon, the archdeacon of Liege who later became Pope Urban IV, and Thomas Aquinas in establishing and forming this feast, it suggests the significance of the individual person in liturgical development.