Pope Pius IX Death, Bio

Name Pope Pius IX
Date of Birth May 13, 1792
Place of Birth Italy

Pope Pius IX


Pope Pius IX was born on May 13, 1792 in Italy. He died on Feb 7, 1878 (age 85). The leader of the Catholic Church from 1846 until his death in 1878, making him the Pope with the longest reign in the history of the Catholic Church. He died in 1878.

He did this out of respect for Pope Pius VII, who had helped him ascend through the ranks of the Church. He was the final pope to rule as Sovereign of the Papal States, which were entirely conquered by Italian nationalist soldiers by the year 1870. He was given the name Giovanni Maria Mastal-Ferretti when he was born.

Pope Pius IX

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