Pope Pius VI

Pius VI
Papacy began215 February, 1775
Papacy ended29 August 1799
PredecessorPope Clement IV
SuccessorPope Pius VII
Personal details
Birth nameGiovanni Angelo Braschi
Born25 December, 1717
Died29 August 1799
Other Popes named Pius
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Pope Pius VI (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 25 December, 1717 – 29 August 1799), born Giovanni Angelo Braschi, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 251st Pope from 1775 to 1799.[1]

Pope Clement XIII named him treasurer of the Roman Church in 1766.[2]


In 1775, Pope Clement XIV made Braschi a cardinal.[3]


Cardinal Braschi was elected pope in 1775;[4] and he chose to be called Pius VI.

Pope Pius was involved in Italian and European political disputes.[4]

Related pages


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The Coat of Arms of Pius VI
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pope Pius VI," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-10-27.

Other websites


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

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Succeeded by
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