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Pius VI

Pope Pius VI

Full Name: Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi
Profession: Pope


Why Famous: 1775-99

Born: December 25, 1717
Birthplace: Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Papal States
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 29, 1799 (aged 81)

Historical Events

  • 1775-02-15 Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
  • 1775-12-25 Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate
  • 1789-11-06 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States
  • 1798-02-20 Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power and takes him prisoner

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