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Pope Pius VIII

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Papacy began 31 March 1829
Papacy ended 30 November 1830
Predecessor Pope Leo XII
Successor Pope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth name Francesco Saverio Castiglioni
Born 20 November 1761(1761-11-20)
Died 30 November 1830(1830-11-30) (aged 69)

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Pope Pius VIII (Latin: Pius Octavus; 20 November 1761 – 30 November 1830), born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 254th Pope from 1829 and 1830.[1]

Early life

He was born in Cingoli near Ancona.[2]


In 1800, Pius VII named Castiglioni to be Bishop of Montalto.[3]


Pius VII made Castiglioni a cardinal in 1816. Cardinal Catiglioni was made Bishop of Frascati in 1822.[4]


Cardinal Castiglioni was elected Pope 1829; and his reign lasted only 20 months.[3]

Related pages


The Coat of Arms of Pius VIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. "Pius VIII," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), Vols. 21-22, p. 687.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Pope Pius VIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-02.
  4. Cormenin, Louis-Marie de Lahaye. (1859).Pope "Pius the Eignth," A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, Vol. II, p. 429.

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Preceded by
Succeeded by
Gregory XVI