Pope Innocent XIII

pope of the Catholic Church from 1721 to 1724

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.[1]

Innocent XIII
Papacy began8 May 1721
Papacy ended7 March 1724
PredecessorPope Clement XI
SuccessorPope Benedict XIII
Personal details
Birth nameMichelangelo dei Conti
Born(1655-05-13)13 May 1655
Poli, Italy
Died7 March 1724(1724-03-07) (aged 68)
Other popes named Innocent

Michelangelo Conti was born in Poli, near Rome.[2]

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.[3]


In 1695, Conti was made Archbishop of Tarsus.[2]


In 1706, Pope Clement XI raised Conti to the rank of cardinal.[2]


Cardinal Conti was elected pope on May 8, 1721;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent XIII.

Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[2]

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Coat of arms of Innocent XIII
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Innocent XIII", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-3.
  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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Preceded by
Clement XI
Succeeded by
Benedict XIII