Pope Innocent X
pope from 1644 to 1655
|Papacy began||15 September 1644|
|Papacy ended||7 January 1655|
|Predecessor||Pope Urban VIII|
|Successor||Pope Alexander VII|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Pamphilj|
|Born||6 May 1574|
|Died||7 January 1655|
|Other Popes named Innocent|
He graduated from the Collegio Romano before entering a career in the church.
Cardinal Pamphilij was elected pope in 1644; and he chose to be called Innocent X.