Pope Innocent X

Innocent X
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Papacy began15 September 1644
Papacy ended7 January 1655
PredecessorPope Urban VIII
SuccessorPope Alexander VII
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Battista Pamphilj
Born6 May 1574
Died7 January 1655
Other Popes named Innocent
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Pope Innocent X (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 6 May 1574 – 7 January 1655), born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 237th Pope from 1644 to 1655.[1]

Early life

Pamphilij was born in Rome in 1574.[2] He was a great-great-great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI[3]

He graduated from the Collegio Romano before entering a career in the church.[2]


In 1629, he was raised to the rank of Cardinal.[2]


Cardinal Pamphilij was elected pope in 1644;[2] and he chose to be called Innocent X.

Related pages


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Coat of arms of Innocent X
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-12-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope Innocent X", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-1.
  3. Woodward, William Harrison. (1914). Cesare Borgia: a Biography, p. 388.

Other websites


  • 15px "Pope Innocent X". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Pope Innocent X
  • Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Pamphilj

Preceded by
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Succeeded by
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