Pope Innocent XIII
Pope Innocent XIII (Latin: Innocentius Tertius Decimus; 13 May 1655 – 7 March 1724), born Michelangelo Conti, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 245th Pope from 1721 until his death.
|Papacy began||8 May 1721|
|Papacy ended||7 March 1724|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement XI|
|Successor||Pope Benedict XIII|
|Birth name||Michelangelo dei Conti|
|Born||13 May 1655|
|Died||7 March 1724 (aged 68)|
|Other popes named Innocent|
Michelangelo Conti was born in Poli, near Rome.
Conti was born into a family that included several popes including Pope Innocent III. (1198–1216), he was a member of the family of the counts and dukes of Segni.
In 1695, Conti was made Archbishop of Tarsus.
In 1706, Pope Clement XI raised Conti to the rank of cardinal.
Cardinal Conti was elected pope on May 8, 1721; and he chose to be called Innocent XIII.
Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Innocent XIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-3.
- ↑ Chisholm, Hugh (1910). The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedia Britannica Company. p. 583.
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- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent XIII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Conti