Pope Innocent X

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Innocent X
Papacy began15 September 1644
Papacy ended7 January 1655
PredecessorPope Urban VIII
SuccessorPope Alexander VII
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Battista Pamphilj
Born6 May 1574
Died7 January 1655
Other popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent X (Latin: Innocentius Decimus; 6 May 1574 – 7 January 1655), born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 237th Pope from 1644 to 1655.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Pamphilij was born in Rome in 1574.[2] He was a great-great-great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI[3]

He graduated from the Collegio Romano before entering a career in the church.[2]

Cardinal[change | change source]

In 1629, he was raised to the rank of Cardinal.[2]

Pope[change | change source]

Cardinal Pamphilij was elected pope in 1644;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent X.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Coat of arms of Innocent X
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Innocent X", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-1.
  3. Woodward, William Harrison. (1914). Cesare Borgia: a Biography, p. 388.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Innocentius X at Wikimedia Commons

  •  "Pope Innocent X" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent X
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Pamphilj Archived 2015-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Urban VIII
Succeeded by
Alexander VII