Pope Leo XII
Pope Leo XII (Latin: Leo Duodecimus; 22 August 1760 – 10 February 1829), born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 253rd Pope from 1823 to 1829.
|Papacy began||28 September 1823|
|Papacy ended||10 February 1829|
|Predecessor||Pope Pius VII|
|Successor||Pope Pius VIII|
|Birth name||Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchiore Girolamo Nicola Sermattei della Genga|
|Born||22 August 1760|
Genga (near Spoleto)
|Died||10 February 1829|
Rome, Papal States
|Other popes named Leo|
He was the papal nuncio in Cologne between 1794 and 1805.
In 1820, Cardinal della Genga became Vicar-General of Rome.
Cardinal della Genga was elected pope 1n September 1823.
Media related to Leo XII at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- "Leo XII", Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Leo XII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal della Genga