Pope Benedict XV

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Birthday
21, 1854
Birthplace
Genoa, Italy
Death Date
Jan 22, 1922 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1854
Birthplace
Genoa, Italy
Death Date
Jan 22, 1922 (67)

About

The head of the Catholic Church during World War I and its immediate aftermath.

Before Fame

He was ordained a preist in Rome in 1878.

Trivia

In 1915 he secured an agreement with the two sides of World War I by which the warring parties promised not to let POWs work on Sundays and Holidays.

Family Life

His father did not want him to become a priest but instead wanted him to practice law.

Associated With

He rejected Woodrow Wilson's League of Nations because it was not built upon "Christian values".