Pope Urban VIII
pope of the Catholic Church from 1623 to 1644
|Papacy began||6 August 1623|
|Papacy ended||29 July 1644|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory XV|
|Successor||Pope Innocent X|
|Birth name||Maffeo Barberini|
|Born||5 April 1568|
|Died||29 July 1644|
|Other popes named Urban|
Cardina Barberini was elected pope on August 6, 1623; and took the name Urban VIII.
Pope Urban was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Media related to Urbanus VIII at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Urban VIII
- GCatholic, Pope Urban VIII
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Barberini