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Innocent X
Papacy began 15 September 1644
Papacy ended 7 January 1655
Predecessor Pope Urban VIII
Successor Pope Alexander VII
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Battista Pamphilj
Born 6 May 1574
Died 7 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

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]


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


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

Related pages


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

Media related to Innocentius X at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Urban VIII
Succeeded by
Alexander VII