Pope Pius VI facts
|Papacy began||215 February, 1775|
|Papacy ended||29 August 1799|
|Predecessor||Pope Clement IV|
|Successor||Pope Pius VII|
|Birth name||Giovanni Angelo Braschi|
|Born||25 December, 1717|
|Died||29 August 1799|
|Other Popes named Pius|
Pope Clement XIII named him treasurer of the Roman Church in 1766.
Cardinal Braschi was elected pope in 1775; and he chose to be called Pius VI.
Pope Pius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.
Pius VI elevated Romualdo Braschi-Onesti as the penultimate cardinal-nephew.
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