Pope Pius VIII

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Papacy began31 March 1829
Papacy ended30 November 1830
PredecessorPope Leo XII
SuccessorPope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth nameFrancesco Saverio Castiglioni
Born(1761-11-20)20 November 1761
Died30 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. Chisholm, Hugh (1911). Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. University Press. p. 687.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pope Pius VIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-02.
  4. Louis-Marie de Lahaye Cormenin (vicomte de) (1859). A Complete History of the Popes of Rome: From Saint Peter, the First Bishop, to Pius the Ninth, the Present Pope, Including the History of Saints, Martyrs, Fathers, of the Church, Religious Orders, Cardinals, Inquisitions, Schisms, and the Great Reformers. J.B. Smith. p. 429.

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Preceded by
Succeeded by
Gregory XVI