Roman Catholic History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 352

  • 0230-07-21 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0235-09-29 St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0235-11-21 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0236-01-03 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0236-01-10 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0250-01-20 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
  • 0253-06-25 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0254-05-12 Stephan I replaces Lucius I as Catholic Pope
  • 0257-08-02 St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0257-08-30 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0258-08-06 St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0269-01-03 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0274-01-04 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0283-12-17 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0296-04-22 St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0296-06-30 St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0306-11-30 St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0310-04-18 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0310-10-21 St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0311-07-02 St Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0314-01-31 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0336-01-18 St Mark elected Catholic Pope
  • 0336-10-07 Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant
  • 0337-02-06 St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0352-05-17 Liberius begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Julius I
  • 0366-09-24 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0366-10-01 St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0384-12-11 St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
  • 0399-11-27 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0401-12-19 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0401-12-22 St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0417-03-18 St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0418-12-27 [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0418-12-28 St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0419-04-03 [Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0422-09-04 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0422-09-10 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0432-07-27 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0432-07-31 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0440-08-19 St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0461-11-19 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0468-03-03 St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
  • 0483-03-13 St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0492-03-01 St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0492-03-01 St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0496-11-24 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 0523-08-06 St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0523-08-13 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0526-07-12 St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0530-09-22 Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0530-09-22 St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0530-09-22 Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 0530-10-14 Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 0532-10-17 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0533-01-02 John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0535-05-08 John II's reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0535-05-13 St Agapitus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0536-04-22 St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0536-06-08 St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0555-06-07 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0556-04-16 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0561-07-17 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
  • 0574-07-13 John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0575-06-02 Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579-07-30 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579-11-26 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0590-09-03 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0607-02-19 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0608-09-15 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0609-05-13 Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church
  • 0615-05-08 St Boniface IV's reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0615-10-19 St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0619-12-23 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0625-10-25 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0625-10-27 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0638-10-12 Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected
  • 0640-05-28 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
  • 0640-12-24 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0642-10-12 John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0642-11-24 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0649-05-14 Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0649-07-05 St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0653-06-17 St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657-06-02 St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657-07-30 St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
  • 0672-01-27 St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0672-04-11 Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0676-06-17 Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0676-11-02 Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
  • 0678-06-27 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0682-08-17 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0683-07-03 St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0684-06-26 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0685-05-08 St Benedict II'sreign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0685-07-23 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0686-10-21 Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0687-12-15 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
  • 0701-09-09 St Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0701-10-30 John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0705-03-01 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 129

  • 0801-09-08 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop (d. 865)
  • 0973-05-06 Henry II, Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)
  • 1017-10-28 Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)
  • 1211-02-12 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
  • 1283-04-01 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
  • 1352-05-05 Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king
  • 1361-02-26 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1412-01-06 Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1452-03-10 Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
  • 1455-03-15 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
  • 1477-01-14 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1480-02-13 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1542)
  • 1480-06-01 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1488-03-19 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)
  • 1495-11-21 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
  • 1519-07-20 Innocent IX, [Giovanni A Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591)
  • 1535-02-11 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
  • 1548-03-13 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
  • 1550-01-31 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1570-04-13 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1581-02-17 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  • 1585-10-28 Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader
  • 1608-05-15 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
  • 1626-12-08 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
  • 1629-09-21 Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
  • 1629-11-01 St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)
  • 1645-08-10 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1673-01-31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1678-03-15 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • 1678-07-26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)
  • 1690-09-12 Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1691-09-29 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • 1692-11-15 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1710-10-24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
  • 1720-02-26 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1725-04-23 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (d. 1755)
  • 1735-01-08 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1757-06-08 Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1774-08-28 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821)

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 1775-11-27 Joachim G le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary/catholic foreman/publicist
  • 1786-05-08 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
  • 1786-12-04 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • 1804-09-14 Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)
  • 1807-02-08 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • 1809-07-30 Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
  • 1810-05-02 Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)
  • 1813-03-07 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • 1820-02-17 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
  • 1821-03-01 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1822-10-29 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1824-06-18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1824-08-28 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • 1827-04-23 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • 1828-01-10 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1828-07-09 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • 1830-04-06 James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st African American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1833-10-02 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1833-11-24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1835-06-02 Pius X, [Giuseppe Sarto], 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
  • 1839-08-30 Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
  • 1845-08-20 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
  • 1852-08-31 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister
  • 1854-04-21 William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
  • 1858-11-26 Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • 1863-04-29 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
  • 1864-09-27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • 1865-04-17 Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
  • 1866-09-27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1870-10-23 Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • 1873-01-02 Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
  • 1873-12-30 Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)
  • 1876-11-03 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1940)
  • 1878-04-26 Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop
  • 1878-10-13 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1952)
  • 1882-11-18 Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)
  • 1883-03-24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
  • 1887-05-25 Pio of Pietrelcina, Catholic saint (d. 1968)
  • 1891-10-25 Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)
  • 1892-07-31 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
  • 1894-11-26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
  • 1895-01-07 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • 1896-12-21 Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
  • 1897-09-26 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-11-08 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1901-04-06 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • 1905-11-29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1906-05-20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1909-02-07 Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • 1910-01-30 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • 1912-08-05 Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
  • 1912-10-17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • 1915-01-12 Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
  • 1915-01-14 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-01-31 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1916-05-28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1917-08-15 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
  • 1920-01-15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1525-06-13 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther

HeartWedding of Interest

1904-01-28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

HeartWedding of Interest

1913-10-14 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

HeartWedding of Interest

1916-03-22 British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-11-20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

1950-06-17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert Francis Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-05-01 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-02-05 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench

HeartWedding of Interest

1985-01-30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

HeartWedding of Interest

1993-10-16 NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1994-10-08 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • 1996-05-18 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • 1996-07-14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (20) weds Deanna Tynes (28) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-05-28 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-04-18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington
  • 2003-06-28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2004-07-31 "Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 2005-01-29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-05-28 Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2006-05-26 Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne
  • 2007-02-17 Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-02-26 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-01 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 2010-04-09 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia
  • 2012-07-07 "The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City
  • 2012-12-01 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2013-07-06 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • 2014-11-29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey
  • 2015-08-01 Actor Declan Donnelly weds Ali Astall at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 150

  • 0274-12-30 St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0283-12-07 Catholic Pope Saint Eutychian
  • 0308-01-16 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
  • 0335-12-31 St. Silvester I, Catholic Pope, dies in office
  • 0496-11-21 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction
  • 0705-01-11 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • 0707-10-18 John VII, Catholic Pope (705-07), of Greek ancestry, dies
  • 0741-11-28 Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III
  • 0752-03-26 Stephen II, Catholic Pope (3/22-26/752), dies
  • 0772-01-24 Stephen III/IV, Catholic Pope (768-72), dies. (b. 720)
  • 0867-12-16 Eberhard of Friuli, Frankish Duke and catholic saint, dies at about 51
  • 0965-07-04 Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)
  • 1063-03-21 Blessed Richeza of Lotharingia, venerated in Roman Catholicism, wife of King Mieszko II of Poland
  • 1125-05-23 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
  • 1131-04-30 Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
  • 1197-09-28 Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, Roman Catholic German King (1169-97), dies
  • 1242-02-12 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
  • 1297-08-19 Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
  • 1313-08-24 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
  • 1410-05-18 Ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies
  • 1442-12-18 Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)
  • 1468-09-26 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1471-02-21 John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop
  • 1500-10-01 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • 1510-05-25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
  • 1521-06-15 Tamás Bakócz. Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)
  • 1532-12-11 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)
  • 1542-02-01 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
  • 1544-03-22 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1545-08-27 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  • 1547-01-11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1548-06-03 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1550-10-23 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
  • 1550-11-07 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • 1552-08-15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • 1552-12-02 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • 1560-02-16 Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • 1571-06-01 John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
  • 1572-08-24 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • 1579-08-05 Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)
  • 1581-04-03 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • 1581-12-01 Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1584-11-03 Charles Borromeo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1538)
  • 1585-07-06 Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
  • 1588-10-01 Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
  • 1588-12-23 Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37
  • 1594-07-24 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1595-03-04 Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • 1616-10-17 John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
  • 1619-03-20 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies
  • 1640-12-09 Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)
  • 1642-09-29 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1653-10-07 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)
  • 1657-04-02 Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
  • 1680-08-19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 1682-04-01 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1694-06-17 Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (b. 1629)
  • 1695-08-06 François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1711-03-15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1715-01-07 François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
  • 1716-04-28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
  • 1727-01-20 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • 1734-04-04 Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
  • 1742-05-14 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
  • 1755-10-16 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)
  • 1773-05-15 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (b. 1710)
  • 1775-02-05 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  • 1775-02-15 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
  • 1781-01-12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1803-09-15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1815-12-03 John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • 1840-04-19 Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
  • 1859-09-15 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72
  • 1861-01-31 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53
  • 1862-02-27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • 1867-10-04 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • 1875-11-06 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • 1882-06-11 Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • 1884-03-31 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • 1891-01-04 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1892-01-08 John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
  • 1892-02-22 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1892-11-26 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
  • 1896-01-04 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
  • 1897-09-30 St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
  • 1897-12-28 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1898-04-12 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • 1900-08-05 James Augustine Healy, African American Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
  • 1902-07-22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • 1903-01-04 Gulstan Ropert, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)
  • 1910-02-06 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • 1913-12-07 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX (b. 1828)
  • 1914-12-19 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • 1916-12-25 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
  • 1922-07-06 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • 1925-02-22 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1925-07-18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)
  • 1932-01-08 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • 1934-06-30 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)

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