Pope Pius VIII

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Pius VIII
Papacy began 31 March 1829
Papacy ended 30 November 1830
Predecessor Pope Leo XII
Successor Pope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth name Francesco Saverio Castiglioni
Born 20 November 1761(1761-11-20)
Died 30 November 1830(1830-11-30) (aged 69)

Other Popes named Pius

Pope Pius VIII (Latin: Pius Octavus; 20 November 1761 – 30 November 1830), born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 254th Pope from 1829 and 1830.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

He was born in Cingoli near Ancona.[2]

Bishop[change | change source]

In 1800, Pius VII named Castiglioni to be Bishop of Montalto.[3]

Cardinal[change | change source]

Pius VII made Castiglioni a cardinal in 1816. Cardinal Catiglioni was made Bishop of Frascati in 1822.[4]

Pope[change | change source]

Cardinal Castiglioni was elected Pope 1829; and his reign lasted only 20 months.[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Coat of Arms of Pius VIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. "Pius VIII," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), Vols. 21-22, p. 687.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pope Pius VIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-02.
  4. Cormenin, Louis-Marie de Lahaye. (1859).Pope "Pius the Eignth," A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, Vol. II, p. 429.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Pius VIII at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Leo XII
Pope
1829–1830
Succeeded by
Gregory XVI