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Pius VII

Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII

Full Name: Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti
Profession: Bishop of Imola and Pope


Why Famous: Roman Catholic pope between 1800 and 1823.

Born: August 14, 1742
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 20, 1823 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Injuries related to a fractured hip caused by a fall in the papal apartments

Historical Events

  • 1800-03-14 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
  • 1800-05-15 Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
  • 1801-07-16 Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
  • 1804-12-02 General Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French at the Notre Dame de Paris in a ceremony officiated by Pope Pius VII
  • 1808-04-08 Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore promoted to an archdiocese by Pope Pius VII, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville)
  • 1814-08-07 Pope Pius VII reinstates the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

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