Pope Pius VIII

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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 (1761-11-20)20 November 1761
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

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Pius VIII at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Succeeded by
Gregory XVI