Pope Innocent IX
|Papacy began||29 October 1591|
|Papacy ended||30 December 1591|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory XIV|
|Successor||Pope Clement VIII|
|Birth name||Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti|
|Born||20 July 1519|
|Died||30 December 1591 (aged 72)|
|Other popes named Innocent|
Pope Innocent IX (Latin: Innocentius Nonus; 20 July 1519 – 30 December 1591), born Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 231st Pope from 29 October 1591 to his death on 30 December of the same year.
Early life[change | change source]
Facchinetti was born in Bologna on 20 July 1519.
He entered the service of Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, brother of the Duke of Parma and grandson of Pope Paul III. Farnese appointed Fasccinetti as the acting governor of Parma from 1556 to 1558.
Bishop[change | change source]
In 1560, Facchinetti was named Bishop of Nicastro in Calabria.
In 1562, Facchinetti as present at the Council of Trent.
Pope Pius V sent him as papal nuncio to Venice in 1566.
Faccinetti gave up his bishop's role when he was named Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1572.
Cardinal[change | change source]
Facchinetti was raised to the rank of Cardinal in 1583.
Pope[change | change source]
Facchinetti was elected pope in 1591; and he chose to be called Innocent IX. He died two months after his election.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Pope Innocent IX", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-1.
- ↑ Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. p. 582.
- ↑ The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1838. p. 480.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Innocentius IX at Wikimedia Commons
- Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. .
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent IX
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Facchinetti