Pope Innocent X
pope from 1644 to 1655
Pope Innocent X (Latin: Innocentius Decimus; 6 May 1574 – 7 January 1655), born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 237th 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|
Pamphilij was born in Rome in 1574. He was a great-great-great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI
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.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Innocent X", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-1.
- ↑ Woodward, William Harrison. (1914). Cesare Borgia: a Biography, p. 388.
Media related to Innocentius X at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent X
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Pamphilj Archived 2015-04-30 at the Wayback Machine