Pope Urban VII facts for kids
|Papacy began||15 September 1590|
|Papacy ended||27 September 1590|
|Predecessor||Pope Sixtus V|
|Successor||Pope Gregory XIV|
|Birth name||Giovanni Battista Castagna|
4 August 1521|
|Died||27 September 1590
|Other Popes named Urban|
Pope Urban VII (Latin: Urbanus VII; 4 August 1521 – 27 September 1590), born Giovanni Battista Castagna, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 229th Pope. He ruled for thirteen days in September 1590, and died before his consecration, from malaria. This makes him the shortest reigning Pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
Castagna was ordained priest 30 March 30, 1553.
Cardinal Castagna was elected pope on 15 September 1590. He chose the name Urban, which in Latin signifies "kind".
Pope Urban died from Malaria on September 27, 1590.
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Reverse of 1590 coin in honor of Urban VII with menorah and the legendSIC•LUCEAT•LUX•VESTRA(Let your light so shine - Matt. 5:16)
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