Pope Innocent XIII facts

Innocent XIII
Papacy began 8 May 1721
Papacy ended 7 March 1724
Predecessor Pope Clement XI
Successor Pope Benedict XIII
Personal details
Birth name Michelangelo dei Conti
Born (1655-05-13)13 May 1655
Poli, Italy
Died 7 March 1724(1724-03-07) (aged 68)
Rome
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.

Bishop

In 1695, Conti was made Archbishop of Tarsus.

Cardinal

In 1706, Pope Clement XI raised Conti to the rank of cardinal.

Pope

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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