|Pope Innocent IX|
AKA Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
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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