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Pius VI
Papacy began 215 February, 1775
Papacy ended 29 August 1799
Predecessor Pope Clement IV
Successor Pope Pius VII
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Angelo Braschi
Born 25 December, 1717
Died 29 August 1799

Other Popes named Pius

Pope Pius VI (Latin: Pius Sextus; 25 December, 1717 – 29 August 1799), born Giovanni Angelo Braschi, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 251st Pope from 1775 to 1799.[1]

Pope Clement XIII named him treasurer of the Roman Church in 1766.[2]


In 1775, Pope Clement XIV made Braschi a cardinal.[3]


Cardinal Braschi was elected pope in 1775;[4] and he chose to be called Pius VI.

Pope Pius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[4]

Related pages


The Coat of Arms of Pius VI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. "Pius VI," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), Vols. 21-22, pp. 685-686.
  3. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Pius VI," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 18, pp. 199-201.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pope Pius VI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.

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Preceded by
Clement XIV
Succeeded by
Pius VII