|Pope Marcellus II|
AKA Marcello Cervini
Birthplace: Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1555
Marcellus II, given name Marcello Cervini, the successor of Pope Julius III, was born on the 6th of May 1501, and was elected pope on the 9th of April 1555. He had long been identified with the rigorist party in the church, and as president of the Council of Trent had incurred the anger of the emperor by his jealous defense of papal prerogative. His motives were lofty, his life blameless, his plans for reform nobly conceived. But death removed him (April 30, 1555) before he could do more than give an earnest of his intentions. He was followed by Pope Paul IV.
Brother: Alessandro Cervini
Roman Catholic Pope 9-Apr-1555 to 30-Apr-1555
Roman Catholic Cardinal 1539
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