Saturday, June 23, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1655-1799) Part VIII

Pope Innocent XIII

His Eminence Michelangelo Cardinal dei Conti, dei duchi di Poli, Cardinal Priest of Santi Quirico e Giulitta, former Bishop of Viterbo e Toscanella with the title of Archbishop ad personam. Elected Bishop of Rome on 8 May 1721 in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, taking the name Innocent XIII.

Pope Innocent XIII died on 7 March 1724 in Rome, in the 3rd year of his pontificate. He was buried on 12 March in the Grottoes of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica.

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