Pope Benedict XIV facts
|Papacy began||17 August 1740|
|Papacy ended||3 May 1758|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement XII|
|Successor||Pope Clement XIII|
|Birth name||Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini|
31 March 1675|
|Died||3 May 1758
|Other Popes named Benedict|
Pope Benedict XIV (Latin: Benedictus Quartus Decimus; 31 March 1675 – 3 May 1758), born Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 248th Pope from 1740 until his death in 1758.
Lambertini was born in Bologna.
lambertini was raised to the rank of cardinal in 1728.
He was elected Pope in 1740; and he chose to be called Benedict XIV.
Benedict confirms the title of King of Prussia, which was taken in 1701 by the Elector of Brandenburg.
The pope remained neutral in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Benedict ordered the construction of the Fountains of Trevi.
During Benedict's reign, the creation of a Vatican Library catalogue was begun.
Tomb of Benedict XIV, St. Peter's Basilica
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