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Gregory XVI
Papacy began 2 February 1831
Papacy ended 1 June 1846
Predecessor Pope Pius VIII
Successor Pope Pius IX
Personal details
Birth name Bartolomeo Cappellari
Born 8 September 1765
Belluno, Republic of Venice
Died 1 June 1846
Rome, Italy

Other Popes named Gregory

Pope Gregory XVI (Latin: Gregorius PP. XVI, Italian: Gregorio XVI; 18 September 1765 – 1 June 1846), born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 255th Pope from 1831 to 1846.[1]

Early life

Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari was born in 1765 in Belluno, which was part of then in the Republic of Venice.[2]


He became a monk in 1783; and he took the name Mauro. Dom Mauro became a priest in 1787.[2]


Pope Pius VII confirmed his election as Abbot Vicar of the San Gregorio Monastery in 1805.[2]


In 1825, Leo XII made Dom Mauro a cardinal.[2]


In 1831, Cardinal Capillaria was elected Pope; and he chose to be called Gregory Gregory.[2]

He use Austrian troops to stop a revolution in the Papal States.[3]

Related pages


The Coat of Arms of Gregory XVI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-6-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Gregory XVI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-6-29.
  3. "Gregory XVI (1765-1846)," Who's Who in Christianity; retrieved 2012-7-18.

Other websites

Media related to Gregorius XVI at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Succeeded by
Pius IX