|Name||Pope Pius VII|
|Date of Birth||August 14, 1742|
|Place of Birth||Italy|
Pope Pius VII was born on August 14, 1742 in Italy. He died on Aug 20, 1823 (age 81). Pope Leo XIII was the leader of the Catholic Church from the year 1800 until his death in 1823. During much of his tenure, he was engaged in battle with Napoleon Bonaparte.
In 1756, he went to the Abbey of Santa Maria del Monte in Cesena to become a member of the Benedictine Order. After Napoleon Bonaparte seized and annexed the Papal States in 1809, he was sent into exile and never returned. He was brought up in the Italian nobility of his family.