Pope Innocent X facts

Innocent X
Papacy began 15 September 1644
Papacy ended 7 January 1655
Predecessor Pope Urban VIII
Successor Pope Alexander VII
Personal details
Birth name Giovanni Battista Pamphilj
Born 6 May 1574
Rome
Died 7 January 1655
Rome
Other Popes named Innocent

Pope Innocent X (Latin: Innocentius Decimus; 6 May 1574 – 7 January 1655), born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 237th Pope from 1644 to 1655.

Early life

Pamphilij was born in Rome in 1574. He was a great-great-great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI

He graduated from the Collegio Romano before entering a career in the church.

Cardinal

In 1629, he was raised to the rank of Cardinal.

Pope

Cardinal Pamphilij was elected pope in 1644; and he chose to be called Innocent X.

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