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Benedict XIV (Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini)

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

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes


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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