Pope Gregory XVI

pope of the Catholic Church from 1831 to 1846

Pope Gregory XVI (Latin: Gregorius PP. XVI, Italian: Gregorio XVI; 18 September 1765 – 1 June 1846), born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 255th Pope from 1831 to 1846.[1]

Gregory XVI
Papacy began2 February 1831
Papacy ended1 June 1846
PredecessorPope Pius VIII
SuccessorPope Pius IX
Personal details
Birth nameBartolomeo Cappellari
Born8 September 1765
Belluno, Republic of Venice
Died1 June 1846
Rome, Italy
Other popes named Gregory

Early life


Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari was born in 1765 in Belluno, which was part of then in the Republic of Venice.[2]



He became a monk in 1783; and he took the name Mauro. Dom Mauro became a priest in 1787.[2]

Pope Pius VII confirmed his election as Abbot Vicar of the San Gregorio Monastery in 1805.[2]



In 1825, Leo XII made Dom Mauro a cardinal.[2]

In 1831, Cardinal Capillaria was elected Pope; and he chose to be called Gregory Gregory.[2]

He use Austrian troops to stop a revolution in the Papal States.[3]



The Coat of Arms of Gregory XVI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-6-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Gregory XVI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-6-29.
  3. "Gregory XVI (1765-1846)," Who's Who in Christianity; retrieved 2012-7-18.

Other websites


  Media related to Gregorius XVI at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope Gregory XVI" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Gregory XVI", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Gregory XVI
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Capillaria
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Pius IX