Pope Gregory XVI facts

Gregory XVI
Papacy began 2 February 1831
Papacy ended 1 June 1846
Predecessor Pope Pius VIII
Successor Pope Pius IX
Personal details
Birth name Bartolomeo Cappellari
Born 8 September 1765
Belluno, Republic of Venice
Died 1 June 1846
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Gregory

Pope Gregory XVI (Latin: Gregorius PP. XVI, Italian: Gregorio XVI; 18 September 1765 – 1 June 1846), born Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 255th Pope from 1831 to 1846.

Early life

Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari was born in 1765 in Belluno, which was part of then in the Republic of Venice.

Priest

He became a monk in 1783; and he took the name Mauro. Dom Mauro became a priest in 1787.

Abbot

Pope Pius VII confirmed his election as Abbot Vicar of the San Gregorio Monastery in 1805.

Cardinal

In 1825, Leo XII made Dom Mauro a cardinal.

Pope

In 1831, Cardinal Capillaria was elected Pope; and he chose to be called Gregory Gregory.

He use Austrian troops to stop a revolution in the Papal States.

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