Pope Pius VIII facts
|Papacy began||31 March 1829|
|Papacy ended||30 November 1830|
|Predecessor||Pope Leo XII|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XVI|
|Birth name||Francesco Saverio Castiglioni|
|Born||20 November 1761|
|Died||30 November 1830(aged 69)|
|Other Popes named Pius|
He was born in Cingoli near Ancona.
In 1800, Pius VII named Castiglioni to be Bishop of Montalto.
Pius VII made Castiglioni a cardinal in 1816. Cardinal Catiglioni was made Bishop of Frascati in 1822.
Cardinal Castiglioni was elected Pope 1829; and his reign lasted only 20 months.
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