Pope Pius IV facts
|Papacy began||25 December 1559|
|Papacy ended||9 December 1565|
|Predecessor||Pope Paul IV|
|Successor||Pope Pius V|
|Birth name||Giovanni Angelo Medici|
|Born||31 March 1499|
|Died||9 December 1565(aged 66)|
|Other Popes named Pius|
He studied at University of Pavia and the University of Bologna where he earned a law degree.
In 1527, Medici went to Rome where he joined the church bureaucracy.
During the reign of Pope Paul IV, Cardinal Medici was out of favor.
Cardinal Medici was elected Pope on 25 December 1559.
Council of Trent
Pope Paul III presided over the last session of the Council of Trent which was the major event of his papacy.
In part, the Tridentine Creed reflects the thinking of church leaders at the Council of Trent.
After his death
After his death in 1565, the body of Pope Pius IV was entombed at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
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