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Pope Innocent IX

Pope Innocent IXAKA Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti

Born: 20-Jul-1519
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 30-Dec-1591
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 1591

Innocent IX, born Giovanni Antonio Fachinetti or Facchinetti in 1519. He filled the offices of apostolic vicar of Avignon, legate at the council of Trent, nuncio to Venice, and president of the Inquisition. He became cardinal in 1583; and under the invalid Pope Gregory XIV assumed almost the entire conduct of affairs. His election to the papacy, on the 29th of October 1591, was brought about by Philip II, who profited little by it, however, inasmuch as Innocent soon succumbed to age and feebleness, dying on the 30th of December 1591.

    Roman Catholic Pope 29-Oct-1591 to 30-Dec-1591
    Roman Catholic Bishop Nicastro, Kingdom of Naples
    Roman Catholic Cardinal 1583

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