Pope Innocent XIII facts for kids
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|Papacy began||8 May 1721|
|Papacy ended||7 March 1724|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement XI|
|Successor||Pope Benedict XIII|
|Birth name||Michelangelo dei Conti|
13 May 1655|
|Died||7 March 1724
|Other Popes named Innocent|
Pope Innocent XIII (Latin: Innocentius Tertius Decimus; 13 May 1655 – 7 March 1724), born Michelangelo Conti, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 245th Pope from 1721 until his death.
Michelangelo Conti was born in Poli, near Rome.
Conti was born into a family that which included several popes including Pope Innocent III. (1198–1216), he was a member of the family of the counts and dukes of Segni.
In 1695, Conti was made Archbishop of Tarsus.
Cardinal Conti was elected pope on May 8, 1721; and he chose to be called Innocent XIII.
Pope Innocent was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
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