Pope Innocent XI facts
|Papacy began||21 September 1676|
|Papacy ended||12 August 1689|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement X|
|Successor||Pope Alexander VIII|
|Birth name||Benedetto Odescalchi|
May 16, 1611|
|Died||August 12, 1689
|Other Popes named Innocent|
Benedetto Odescalchi was born at Como in 1611. He was the son of a Como nobleman, Livio Odescalchi
Cardinal Odescalchi was elected pope on 21 September 1676; and he chose to be called Innocent XI.
Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes, chiefly with Louis XIV of France
In December 1688, Innocent received the diplomatic mission sent to the Vatican by Narai, the King of Siam.
After his death
After Innocent XI in 1689, he was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.
The process of canonization was begun in 1714 and suspended in 1744. Pope Pius XII announced his beatification in 1956.
Statue of Innocent XI in Budapest
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