Pope Urban VII
|Papacy began||15 September 1590|
|Papacy ended||27 September 1590|
|Predecessor||Pope Sixtus V|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XIV|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Castagna|
|Born||4 August 1521
|Died||27 September 1590
Pope Urban VII (Latin: Urbanus VII; 4 August 1521 – 27 September 1590), born Giovanni Battista Castagna, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 229th Pope for thirteen days in September 1590.This makes him the shortest reigning Pope in the history of the Catholic church.
Early life[change | edit source]
Priest[change | edit source]
Castagna was ordained priest 30 March 30, 1553.
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Cardinal[change | edit source]
Pope[change | edit source]
Pope Urban died on September 27, 1590.
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- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban VII
- GCatholic, Pope Urban VII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Castagna