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Pope Urban VII

AKA Givanni Battista Castagna

Born: 4-Aug-1521
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 27-Sep-1590
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church, Rome, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1590

Urban VII, given name Giovanni Battista Castagna, successor of Pope Sixtus V, was born on the 4th of August 1521. He became governor of Bologna, Archbishop of Rossano, and was long nuncio to Spain. Pope Gregory XIII made him a cardinal, 1583; and in 1590 he was elected pope by the Spanish faction, but died twelve days later, on the 27th of September 1590, and was succeeded by Pope Gregory XIV.

    Roman Catholic Pope 15-Sep-1590 to 27-Sep-1590 (twelve days)
    Roman Catholic Archbishop Rossano
    Roman Catholic Cardinal 1583
    Risk Factors: Malaria


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