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Pius VI
Papacy began215 February, 1775
Papacy ended29 August 1799
PredecessorPope Clement IV
SuccessorPope Pius VII
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Angelo Braschi
Born25 December, 1717
Died29 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]

Cardinal

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

Pope

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

References

The Coat of Arms of Pius VI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. Chisholm, Hugh (1911). Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. University Press. pp. 685-686. https://books.google.com/?id=DhBTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA685. 
  3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. C. Knight. 1840. pp. 199-201. https://books.google.com/?id=6c9PAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA199. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pope Pius VI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.

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Preceded by
Clement XIV
Pope
1775–1799
Succeeded by
Pius VII