Pope Pius VIII facts

Pius VIII
Papacy began 31 March 1829
Papacy ended 30 November 1830
Predecessor Pope Leo XII
Successor Pope Gregory XVI
Personal details
Birth name Francesco Saverio Castiglioni
Born (1761-11-20)20 November 1761
Died 30 November 1830(1830-11-30) (aged 69)
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Pope Pius VIII (Latin: Pius Octavus; 20 November 1761 – 30 November 1830), born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 254th Pope from 1829 and 1830.

Early life

He was born in Cingoli near Ancona.

Bishop

In 1800, Pius VII named Castiglioni to be Bishop of Montalto.

Cardinal

Pius VII made Castiglioni a cardinal in 1816. Cardinal Catiglioni was made Bishop of Frascati in 1822.

Pope

Cardinal Castiglioni was elected Pope 1829; and his reign lasted only 20 months.

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