Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1655-1799) Part X

Pope Clement XII
His Eminence Lorenzo Cardinal Corsini dei marchesi di Sismano, Cardinal Bishop of Frascati, Prefect of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature of Justice. Elected Bishop of Rome on 12 July 1730 in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, taking the name Clement XII, and was crowned on 16 July.

Pope Clement XII died on 6 February 1740 in Rome, in the 10th year of his pontificate. He was buried on 10 February in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, and his mortal remains were transferred on 27 July 1742 to the Patriarchal Lateran Basilica.

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