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Pope Leo XII
|Papacy began||28 September 1823|
|Papacy ended||10 February 1829|
|Predecessor||Pope Pius VII|
|Successor||Pope Pius VIII|
|Birth name||Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga|
22 August 1760 |
Genga (near Spoleto)
10 February 1829 |
Rome, Papal States
Pope Leo XII (Latin: Leo Duodecimus; 22 August 1760 – 10 February 1829), born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 253rd Pope from 1823 to 1829.
He was the papal nuncio in Cologne between 1794 and 1805.
In 1820, Cardinal della Genga became Vicar-General of Rome.
Cardinal della Genga was elected pope 1n September 1823.
- "Leo XII", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Leo XII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal della Genga
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