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Innocent XIII
Papacy began 8 May 1721
Papacy ended 7 March 1724
Predecessor Pope Clement XI
Successor Pope Benedict XIII
Personal details
Birth name Michelangelo dei Conti
Born 13 May 1655(1655-05-13)
Poli, Italy
Died 7 March 1724(1724-03-07) (aged 68)

Other Popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent XIII (Latin: Innocentius Tertius Decimus; 13 May 1655 – 7 March 1724), born Michelangelo Conti, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 245th Pope from 1721 until his death.[1]

Michelangelo Conti was born in Poli, near Rome.[2]

Conti was born into a family that which included several popes including Pope Innocent III. (1198–1216), he was a member of the family of the counts and dukes of Segni.[3]


In 1695, Conti was made Archbishop of Tarsus.[2]


In 1706, Pope Clement XI raised Conti to the rank of cardinal.[2]


Cardinal Conti was elected pope on May 8, 1721;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent XIII.

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

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Coat of arms of Innocent XIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Innocent XIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-3.
  3. "Innocent XII," Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Vol. 14, pp. 583.

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Media related to Innocentius XIII at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Clement XI
Succeeded by
Benedict XIII