Roman Catholic History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 390

  • 0705-03-01 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0707-10-18 John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0708-03-25 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0715-04-09 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0715-05-19 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0731-03-18 St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0741-12-03 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
  • 0752-03-22 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
  • 0757-05-29 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0767-06-28 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0768-07-31 [Philip] begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0768-08-07 Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0772-02-01 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0795-12-27 Leo III begins his reign as Pope after his election the previous day
  • 0817-01-24 St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV
  • 0847-01-27 Sergius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

  • 0847-04-10 St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0855-07-17 St Leo IV dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope; he will be succeeded by Benedict III
  • 0855-09-29 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0858-04-17 Benedict III's reign as Catholic Pope ends with his death
  • 0867-12-14 Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0872-12-14 John VIII elected as Catholic Pope
  • 0882-12-16 Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII
  • 0884-05-15 Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0884-05-17 St Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0891-09-14 Stephen V's reign as Catholic Pope end with his death, succeeded a few weeks later by Pope Formosus
  • 0891-10-06 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0905-07-21 Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured
  • 1111-04-13 After months of controversy Pope Paschal II crowns Henry V, the King of Germany and Italy, as the Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1198-09-05 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • 1210-11-18 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
  • 1226-09-11 The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
  • 1247-10-03 Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor
  • 1256-04-13 The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
  • 1256-05-04 Augustinian monastic order constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
  • 1268-10-29 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed with Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily

  • 1273-10-01 Count Rudolf van Habsburg becomes King of the Germans
  • 1419-07-30 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1430-01-10 Catholic Order of the Golden Fleece founded in Bruges in celebration of the prosperous and wealthy domains of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good
Duke of Burgundy
Philip the Good
  • 1488-02-05 Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium

SpainCompletion of the Reconquista

1492-01-02 Muhammad XII, the last Emir of Granada, surrenders his city to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabel I of Castile, ending both the Reconquista and centuries of Muslim rule in the Iberian peninsula

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The Surrender of Granada by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz: Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile accept the surrender of Granada
The Surrender of Granada by Francisco Pradilla Ortiz: Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile accept the surrender of Granada
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AgreementContract of Interest

1492-04-17 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1499-11-05 Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). Breton-French-Latin dictionary written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc was first Breton and French dictionary
  • 1502-02-12 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1519-06-28 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Papal VisitMartin Luther is Excommunicated

1521-01-03 Martin Luther is excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation

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The 1521 papal bull of Pope Leo X announcing the excommunication of Martin Luther
The 1521 papal bull of Pope Leo X announcing the excommunication of Martin Luther
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  • 1525-07-19 Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
  • 1527-06-24 Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions
  • 1529-06-09 Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
  • 1529-06-24 Zürich and catholic cantons sign Peace of Kappel
  • 1530-11-19 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1531-10-11 Battle of Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic cantons beat protestant forces of Zurich; Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed
  • 1535-06-17 English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1536-10-20 King Christian III of Denmark & Norway leads reform in Catholic possessions

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III
  • 1538-06-10 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • 1547-04-24 Battle of Muhlberg: Catholic forces under Emperor Charles V defeat Protestant princes John Frederick I and Philip I of Hesse
  • 1548-06-30 Augsburg Interim issued by Charles V becomes law - orders Lutherans to return to Catholic practices with some concessions
  • 1555-11-12 The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
  • 1557-09-11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms
  • 1564-01-26 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
  • 1569-11-09 Catholic uprising under the Dukes of Northumberland & Westmoreland
  • 1571-03-25 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England
  • 1571-09-04 Catholic rebellion in Scotland
  • 1572-01-16 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England
  • 1572-07-09 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
  • 1572-08-24 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces
  • 1575-10-10 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1575-11-08 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1576-02-05 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours

  • 1580-06-18 States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship
  • 1580-11-26 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
  • 1581-01-16 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism

Gregory Conquers Julius CaesarGregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1582-10-15 Gregorian calendar introduced in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states, after skipping 10 days after Oct 4 to sync the calendar

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • 1585-01-02 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
  • 1585-07-25 Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
  • 1587-10-20 Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
  • 1588-05-12 Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
  • 1588-07-11 French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
  • 1588-12-23 "The Day of the Dagger" Henry, Duke of Guise, leader of the Catholic League is assassinated by the bodyguards of King Henry III at the Château de Blois
  • 1589-09-21 Battle at Arques: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League

Victory in BattleBattle of Ivry

1590-03-14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

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King Henry IV of France at the Battle of Ivry
King Henry IV of France at the Battle of Ivry
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  • 1593-07-25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
  • 1596-01-31 Catholic League disbanded
  • 1607-06-30 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
  • 1609-07-10 Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
  • 1611-04-28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, oldest existing university in Asia and largest Catholic university in the world

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1616-03-05 Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1618-05-23 Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary are thrown out of a window and amazingly are not seriously injured by the 70 foot (21m) fall. Triggers the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1626-08-27 Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1628-08-01 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • 1634-03-25 Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
  • 1641-10-23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster
  • 1648-06-24 Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
  • 1654-06-06 Queen Christina of Sweden resigns and converts to Catholicism
  • 1670-02-14 Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1673-03-29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1678-11-30 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 1682-12-02 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam following the failure of his plots to prevent a Catholic succession should King Charles II die
  • 1685-06-11 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
  • 1686-07-17 A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defense, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 208

  • 1845-08-20 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, born in Igołomia, Małopolskie, Congress Poland (d. 1916)
  • 1846-05-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, born in Totnes, England (d. 1917)
  • 1851-08-19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), born in Wilsele, Belgium (d. 1917)
  • 1851-11-21 Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian philosopher and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1852-08-31 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1854-04-21 William Stang, German Roman Catholic Bishop, born in Bad Schönborn, Germany (d. 1907)
  • 1855-10-29 Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1939)
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1858-11-26 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1863-04-29 Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), born in Loosdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire (d. 1922)
  • 1864-09-27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, born in Liptó County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1865-04-17 Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint and foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, born in Loosdorf, Austrian Empire (d. 1939)
  • 1865-10-10 Rafael Merry del Val, British-born Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal, born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • 1866-09-27 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), born in Quinto Vicentino, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1868-02-14 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, born in Venray, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 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 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Catholic nominee for US President (1928), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1944)
  • 1875-12-06 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1941)

Person of interestPius XII

1876-03-02 Pius XII [Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli], 260th Roman Catholic Pope (1939-58), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1958)

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 1876-11-03 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, born in Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, Portugal (d. 1940)
  • 1878-04-26 Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (cared for the wounded, sick, and dying during the Mexican Revolution), born in Cotija, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1938)
  • 1878-10-13 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, born in O'Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales (d. 1952)
  • 1881-07-05 August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, born in Brzęczkowice, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1882-11-18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1883-03-24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), born in London (d. 1951)
  • 1885-11-16 Mikiel Gonzi, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Malta (1944-76), born in Vittoriosa, Birgu, Malta (d. 1984)
  • 1887-05-25 Padre Pio, Roman Catholic saint, born in Pietrelcina, Benevento, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1968)
  • 1888-12-29 Joseph Beran, Czech Roman Catholic prelate, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • 1889-05-04 Francis Spellman, American Bishop and Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, born in Whitman, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1891-10-25 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1892-07-31 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (1940-50), born in Lefaivre, Canada (d. 1959)
  • 1894-07-17 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1894-11-26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • 1895-01-07 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist, born in Soisy-sur-Seine, Essonne (d. 1990)
  • 1896-12-21 Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business, born in Oirschot, Netherlands (d. 1980)

Person of interestPaul VI

1897-09-26 Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), born in Concesio, Italy (d. 1978)

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI

Person of interestDorothy Day

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, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1968)
  • 1899-06-30 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1901-04-06 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • 1903-11-09 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, born in Chênex, Haute-Savoie, France (d. 1996)
  • 1904-04-26 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1905-08-25 Sister Faustina [Helena Kowalska], Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic, born in Głogowiec, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1905-11-29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1906-05-20 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1908-04-20 Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, born in Sint-Oedenrode, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1909-02-07 Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • 1909-04-09 Domenico Enrici, Roman Catholic Curia Archbishop, born in Cervasca, Italy (d. 1997)
  • 1909-07-11 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 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, born in Saint-François-de-Madawaska, Canada (d. 2013)
  • 1915-01-14 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist, born in Saint-Maurice-Colombier, France (d. 1995)

Person of interestThomas Merton

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 who was murdered, born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador (d. 1980)
  • 1920-01-15 John O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)

Person of interestJohn Paul II

1920-05-18 Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 2005)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1920-10-29 Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan (2005-10), born in Mavelikkara, India (d. 2014)
  • 1920-10-31 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)
  • 1920-11-08 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Acari, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • 1921-05-08 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London, most senior Anglican to convert to Catholicism since the reformation (d. 2010)
  • 1921-08-25 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • 1921-12-30 Michael Hollings, British Catholic priest/crusader, born in Camberley, London (d. 1997)
  • 1922-04-09 Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, born in Bradford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1922-04-19 Luigi Barbarito, Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Atripalda, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1923-04-20 Mother Angelica, Catholic American Franciscan nun, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-30 Joseph Howze, American Roman Catholic bishop, 1st African American Bishop to be appointed in 20th century, born in Daphne, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1923-10-05 Philip Berrigan, American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest, born in Two Harbors, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1925-01-20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • 1925-03-14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • 1925-06-03 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • 1926-03-03 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1926-04-03 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1927-02-25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)

Person of interestBenedict XVI

1927-04-16 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Catholic Pope (2005-2013), born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 1928-04-02 Joseph Bernardin, American Cardinal of the Catholic Church, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1930-04-23 Michael Bowen, British Roman Catholic Archbishop (Southwark), born in Gibraltar
  • 1931-04-21 Morgan Wootten, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (46 seasons DeMatha Catholic HS, Hyattsville, Maryland; National C'ships 1962, 65, 68, 78, 84), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • 1931-08-02 Pierre DuMaine, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1931-11-04 Bernard Francis Law, Disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 2017)
  • 1932-01-26 George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.
  • 1933-01-04 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • 1933-06-17 Anthony Bevilacqua, Roman Catholic Cardinal (Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1933-09-05 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1935-03-27 Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala, born in Okarche, Oklahoma (d. 1981)
  • 1935-11-08 Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Villahermosa, Colombia (d. 2008)
  • 1936-05-16 Karl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
  • 1936-06-15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate

Person of interestPope Francis

1936-12-17 Pope Francis [Jorge Mario Bergoglio], Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 1938-03-17 Keith O'Brien, Scottish Catholic archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 1938-12-14 Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 1939-04-27 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Kraków, born in Raba Wyżna, Poland
  • 1940-06-04 Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Linz, born in Most pri Bratislave, Slovakia
  • 1940-10-29 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop, born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1941-06-08 George Pell, Australian Catholic Cardinal and treasurer of the Vatican, convicted and then acquitted of child sex abuse, born in Ballarat, Australia

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 238

  • 1775-02-05 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, dies at 82
  • 1775-02-15 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian, dies at 84
  • 1781-01-12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1783-04-16 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, dies at 63
  • 1803-09-15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1815-12-03 John Carroll, first Roman Catholic archbishop in the US, also known as the founder of Georgetown University, dies at 80
  • 1824-01-24 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 66
  • 1824-02-09 Anna Katharina Emmerick, Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist, dies at 49
  • 1840-04-19 Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
  • 1850-01-22 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint (founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate), dies at 54
  • 1854-02-17 Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), dies at 71
  • 1859-08-04 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, dies at 73
  • 1859-09-15 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72
  • 1860-12-28 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, dies at 57
  • 1861-01-31 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53
  • 1862-02-27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Italian 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
  • 1880-11-28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, dies at 43
  • 1882-06-11 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, dies at 77
  • 1884-03-31 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • 1887-01-14 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, dies at 77
  • 1890-03-22 Désiré de Haerne, Belgian Catholic priest and Congressional leader, dies at 85
  • 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, dies at 67
  • 1894-05-08 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, dies at 79
  • 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 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, dies at 64
  • 1898-04-12 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • 1899-01-16 Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister, dies at 89
  • 1900-08-05 James Augustine Healy, African American Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
  • 1902-07-22 Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1903-01-04 Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 63
  • 1907-10-21 Jules Chevalier, French Roman Catholic priest (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), dies at 83
  • 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, dies at 85
  • 1914-12-19 Johann Friedrich von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • 1915-03-19 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, dies at 82
  • 1916-12-25 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, dies at 71
  • 1917-02-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
  • 1917-06-29 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), dies at 65
  • 1920-10-13 Isaac Capadose, clergyman in the Catholic Apostolic Church, dies at 86
  • 1922-07-06 Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), dies at 59
  • 1925-02-22 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1925-07-18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1926-01-23 Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian philosopher and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 74
  • 1926-01-26 John Flannagan, Catholic priest, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University, dies at 66
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • 1930-02-26 Rafael Merry del Val, British-born Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal, dies at 64
  • 1932-01-08 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), dies at 65
  • 1934-06-30 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • 1937-01-06 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, dies at 91
  • 1938-06-06 Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (cared for the wounded, sick, and dying during the Mexican Revolution), dies at 60
  • 1938-08-16 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic priest, dies at 1938
  • 1939-05-29 Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint and foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, dies of a carcinoma at 74
  • 1939-09-20 Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 83
  • 1940-08-31 George Gauthier, French-Canadian Roman Catholic Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal, dies at 68
  • 1940-11-09 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 64
  • 1941-06-15 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, dies at 65
  • 1942-07-26 Titus Brandsma [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
  • 1944-10-04 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D, 1928), dies at 70
  • 1945-08-17 Pater Bleijs [Louis], Dutch catholic priest and resistance fighter in WWII, dies in car accident at 39
  • 1948-09-07 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1948-10-22 August Hlond, Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic church, dies at 67
  • 1951-03-13 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), dies at 67
  • 1952-12-27 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, dies at 74
  • 1955-03-03 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, dies at 96

Person of interestPius XII

1958-10-09 Pius XII [Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli], 260th Roman Catholic Pope (1939-58), dies of heart failure at 82

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 1959-11-19 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67
  • 1966-05-09 Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, dies at 58
  • 1966-06-20 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, dies at 71
  • 1967-12-02 Francis Spellman, American Bishop and Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, dies at 78
  • 1968-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate, dies at 70
  • 1968-09-23 Padre Pio, Roman Catholic saint, dies at 81

Person of interestThomas Merton

1968-12-10 Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1972-02-21 Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
  • 1973-04-28 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), dies at 90
  • 1974-04-08 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, dies at 79
  • 1974-08-01 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1975-06-26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • 1976-04-15 Gerald Smith, American antisemite (Nationalist Christian Crusade), dies at 78

Person of interestPaul VI

1978-08-06 Pope Paul VI [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78), dies of a heart attack at 80

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 1978-09-28 Pope John Paul I [Albino Luciani], 263rd Roman Catholic Pope, dies after 33 days as pope at 65
  • 1979-10-27 Father Charles Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, dies at 88
  • 1980-03-24 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman Catholic priest, murdered during mass at 62

Person of interestDorothy Day

1980-11-29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1981-07-28 Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala, dies at 1981
  • 1984-01-22 Mikiel Gonzi, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Malta (1944-76), dies at 98
  • 1989-05-02 Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
  • 1991-03-25 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • 1991-03-26 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • 1991-11-12 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), dies at 87
  • 1992-05-08 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1992-08-04 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, dies at 93
  • 1993-12-04 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • 1994-08-29 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • 1996-02-08 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76

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