Pope Clement IX

1600 - 1669

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Pope Clement IX (Latin: Clemens IX; Italian: Clemente IX; 28 January 1600 – 9 December 1669), born Giulio Rospigliosi, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 20 June 1667 to his death in December 1669. Giulio Rospigliosi was born into the noble Rospigliosi family in 1600 and studied at the Seminario Romano and the University of Pisa. He held various positions in the Church, including Titular Archbishop of Tarsus and Apostolic Nuncio to Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement IX has received more than 264,336 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Clement IX is the 182nd most popular religious figure (down from 180th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Italy (down from 206th in 2019) and the 71st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Clement IX is most famous for his role in the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement IX ranks 182 out of 3,187Before him are Pope Urban V, Saint Blaise, Pope Adrian VI, Pope Boniface V, Saint Cecilia, and Bernadette Soubirous. After him are Pope Celestine I, Abdul Qadir Gilani, Malik ibn Anas, Pope Urban III, Pope Gregory VIII, and Pope Benedict XIV.

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Among people born in 1600, Pope Clement IX ranks 1After him are Charles I of England, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Claude Lorrain, Sawney Bean, False Dmitry II, Marie de Rohan, Nicolas Sanson, Simeon Bekbulatovich, Maria Celeste, Kuchum, and Gabriel Naudé. Among people deceased in 1669, Pope Clement IX ranks 2Before him is Rembrandt. After him are Pietro da Cortona, François l'Olonnais, Henrietta Maria of France, Antonio Cesti, Oboi, Maria Miloslavskaya, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Arnold Geulincx, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, and Pieter Post.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement IX ranks 210 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), Livia (-58), Boethius (480), Pompey (-106), and Servius Tullius (-600). After him are Pope Celestine I (400), Antonio Salieri (1750), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), and Pope Martin V (1369).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement IX ranks 71Before him are Pope Adeodatus II (610), Rita of Cascia (1381), Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Linus (1), Pope Boniface V (575), and Saint Cecilia (200). After him are Pope Celestine I (400), Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Martin V (1369), and Pope Clement XIII (1693).