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Pope Clement XII

1652 - 1740

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Pope Clement XII (Latin: Clemens XII; Italian: Clemente 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 February 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 of Saint John Lateran, 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 309,243 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Pope Clement XII is the 137th most popular religious figure (down from 136th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Italy (up from 171st in 2019) and the 47th 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 137 out of 2,238Before him are Agnes of Rome, Pope Leo XII, John Bosco, Pope Pius VI, Saint Blaise, and Pope Leo XI. After him are Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Sixtus V, Pope Martin V, Barnabas, Pope Clement XIV, and Catherine of Siena.

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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, Boris Sheremetev, Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, Cornelis de Bruijn, Johann Ernst Glück, 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 Frederick William I of Prussia, Anna of Russia, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Tahmasp II, Abbas III, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Antonio Lotti, Jan Kupecký, and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Clement XII ranks 161 out of 4,668Before him are Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), and Carlo Collodi (1826). After him are Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Luchino Visconti (1906), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Gaius Marius (-157), Pope Sixtus V (1520), and Artemisia Gentileschi (1593).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Clement XII ranks 47Before him are Clare of Assisi (1193), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Leo XII (1760), John Bosco (1815), Pope Pius VI (1717), and Pope Leo XI (1535). After him are Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Pope Martin V (1369), Pope Clement XIV (1705), Catherine of Siena (1347), and Pope Sixtus IV (1414).