> wiki  

Pope Innocent IX

KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Innocent IX
Papacy began29 October 1591
Papacy ended30 December 1591
PredecessorPope Gregory XIV
SuccessorPope Clement VIII
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Antonio Facchinetti
Born(1519-07-20)20 July 1519
Died30 December 1591(1591-12-30) (aged 72)
Other Popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent IX (Latin: Innocentius NonusLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.; 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.[1]

Early life

Facchinetti was born in Bologna on 20 July 1519.[2]

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.[2]


In 1560, Facchinetti was named Bishop of Nicastro in Calabria.[2]

In 1562, Facchinetti as present at the Council of Trent.[2]

Pope Pius V sent him as papal nuncio to Venice in 1566.[2]

Faccinetti gave up his bishop's role when he was named Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1572.[2]


Facchinetti was raised to the rank of Cardinal in 1583.[3]


Facchinetti was elected pope in 1591;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent IX. He died two months after his election.[4]

Related pages


Coat of arms of Innocent IX

Other websites

Media related to Innocentius IX at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Gregory XIV
Succeeded by
Clement VIII