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Pietro Francesco Orsini (Benedict-XIII)

Born: 1649 AD
Died: 1730 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes


1649 - He was born in Gravina in Puglia on the 2nd of February.

1721 - He succeeded Pope Innocent XIII.

1672 - He been named cardinal on the 22nd of February, later he was bishop of Manfredonia, Cesena and then archbishop of Benevento.

1727 - He inaugurated the famous Spanish Steps and founded the University of Camerino.

1730 - He died on the 21st of February and was buried in a tomb in Santa Maria sopra Minerva completed by Pietro Bracci and others.


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