Pope Innocent IX facts for kids
|Papacy began||29 October 1591|
|Papacy ended||30 December 1591|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory XIV|
|Successor||Pope Clement VIII|
|Birth name||Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti|
20 July 1519|
|Died||30 December 1591
|Other Popes named Innocent|
Pope Innocent IX (Latin: Innocentius Nonus; 20 July 1519 – 30 December 1591), born Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 231st Pope from 29 October 1591 to his death on 30 December of the same year.
Facchinetti was born in Bologna on 20 July 1519.
In 1562, Facchinetti as present at the Council of Trent.
Faccinetti gave up his bishop's role when he was named Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1572.
Facchinetti was raised to the rank of Cardinal in 1583.
Facchinetti was elected pope in 1591; and he chose to be called Innocent IX. He died two months after his election.
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