Pope Clement XII

1652 - 1740

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Pope Clement XII (Latin: Clemens XII; 7 April 1652 – 6 February 1740), born Lorenzo Corsini, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 12 July 1730 to his death in 1740. Clement presided over the growth of a surplus in the papal finances. He thus became known for building the new façade of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, beginning construction of the Trevi Fountain, and the purchase of Cardinal Alessandro Albani's collection of antiquities for the papal gallery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Clement XII has received more than 210,000 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Pope Clement XII is the 136th most popular religious figure (down from 128th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Italy (down from 145th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Clement XII was most famous for being the pope when the Jesuits were suppressed by the pope.

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Among religious figures, Pope Clement XII ranks 136 out of 2,272Before him are Barnabas, Pope Paul V, Miriam, Pope Leo I, Pope Gregory XII, and Pope Sixtus V. After him are Pope Gregory XI, Pope Innocent X, Pope Formosus, Pope Pius IV, Pope Gregory XV, and Zechariah.

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Among people born in 1652, Pope Clement XII ranks 1After him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, Michel Rolle, Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate, Boris Sheremetev, Johann Ernst Glück, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, Cornelis de Bruijn, Charles, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Pavao Ritter Vitezović. Among people deceased in 1740, Pope Clement XII ranks 2Before him is Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Anna of Russia, Frederick William I of Prussia, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, Baji Rao I, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement XII ranks 171 out of 4,088Before him are Pertinax (126), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Gregory XII (1335), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Pope Sixtus V (1520), and Giorgione (1478). After him are Pope Innocent X (1574), Catullus (-84), Pope Formosus (816), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Pope Pius IV (1499), and Giovanni Bellini (1430).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement XII ranks 48Before him are Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Leo I (390), Pope Gregory XII (1335), and Pope Sixtus V (1520). After him are Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Formosus (816), Pope Pius IV (1499), Pope Gregory XV (1554), Pope Paul IV (1476), and Pope Martin V (1369).