Pope Pius IX

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Birthday
13, 1792
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 7, 1878 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1792
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 7, 1878 (85)

About

The head of the Catholic Church from 1846 until his death in 1878 who was the longest-reigning Pope in the history of the Church.

Before Fame

He threw himself in deference to Pius VII, who supported his rise in the Church.

Trivia

He was the last pope to rule as the Sovereign of the Papal States, which fell completely to Italian nationalist armies by 1870

Family Life

His birth name was Giovanni Maria Mastal-Ferretti.

Associated With

Pope Benedict XVI is also an elected Pope of the Catholic Church.