Pope Pius XI

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Birthday
31, 1857
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 10, 1939 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1857
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 10, 1939 (81)

About

Head of the Catholic Church from 1922 until his death in 1939 who fostered and concluded a record number of concordats during his reign.

Before Fame

He obtained doctorates in philosophy, canon law, and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.

Trivia

He helped bring about the Lateran Treaty, which resolved hostility between the Church and the Italian government.

Family Life

His father owned a silk factory in Milan.

Associated With

He was one of the few leaders in Europe to speak out against Benito Mussolini's anti-semitic and racist policies.