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Pope Urban VII

Urban VII (Giovanni Battista Castagna), pope for twelve days in September 1590, was of Genoese origin, and was born in Rome in 1521. He was chosen successor of Sixtus V on September 15 1590, but died (September 27) before consecration. He was succeeded by Gregory XIV


from the 9th edition (1888) of an unnamed encyclopedia.

Preceded by:
Pope Sixtus V
List of popesSucceeded by:
Pope Gregory XIV



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