Pope Urban VII
Pope Urban VII (Latin: Urbanus VII; 4 August 1521 – 27 September 1590), born Giovanni Battista Castagna, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 229th Pope. He ruled for thirteen days in September 1590, and died before his consecration, from malaria. This makes him the shortest reigning Pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
|Papacy began||15 September 1590|
|Papacy ended||27 September 1590|
|Predecessor||Pope Sixtus V|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XIV|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Castagna|
|Born||4 August 1521|
|Died||27 September 1590 (aged 69)|
|Other popes named Urban|
Castagna was ordained priest 30 March 30, 1553.
Pope Julius III appointed him Archbishop of Rossano on March 1, 1553.
In 1584, Pope Gregory XIII made Castagna Cardinal of S. Marcello.
Cardinal Castagna was elected pope on 15 September 1590. He chose the name Urban, which in Latin signifies "kind".
Pope Urban died from Malaria on September 27, 1590.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-13.
- ↑ Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1843). "Urban VII," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 26, p. 45.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Pope Urban VII," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-13.
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- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Castagna