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Benedict XIV (Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini)

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Born: 1675 AD
Died: 1758 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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Italian pope

 

1675 - Born on the 31st of March in Bologna, Italy.

 

1740-1758 - He was elected Pope on 17th of August.

 

1757 - Benedict XIV was also responsible, along with Cardinal Passionei, for beginning the catalogue of the Vatican Library.

 

Entrusted the relics of St. Donatus of Libya, a beheaded corpse, to the Third Order Franciscans, in the village of Vila do Conde, Portugal.

 

1758 - Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini died on 3rd of May in Rome.

 

 


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