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Pope Innocent IX

1519 - 1591

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Pope Innocent IX (Latin: Innocentius IX; Italian: Innocenzo IX; 20 July 1519 – 30 December 1591), born Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 29 October to 30 December 1591. Prior to his short papacy, he had been a canon lawyer, diplomat, and chief administrator during the reign of Pope Gregory XIV (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Innocent IX has received more than 230,169 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Pope Innocent IX is the 210th most popular religious figure (down from 195th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Italy (down from 239th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Pope Innocent IX was most famous for the establishment of the Congregation of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

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Among religious figures, Pope Innocent IX ranks 210 out of 2,238Before him are Padre Pio, John of Nepomuk, Pope Adrian VI, Francis de Sales, Pope Innocent VII, and Pope Felix I. After him are John of the Cross, Pope Urban VI, Pope Lucius III, Tomás de Torquemada, Rabia of Basra, and Pope Benedict II.

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Among people born in 1519, Pope Innocent IX ranks 3Before him are Catherine de' Medici and Henry II of France. After him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gaspard II de Coligny, Francis, Duke of Guise, Occhiali, Isabella Jagiellon, Theodore Beza, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Imagawa Yoshimoto, and Antonis Mor. Among people deceased in 1591, Pope Innocent IX ranks 2Before him is Pope Gregory XIV. After him are John of the Cross, Aloysius Gonzaga, Vincenzo Galilei, Dmitry of Uglich, Sen no Rikyū, Veronica Franco, Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, and Jost Amman.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Innocent IX ranks 250 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Felix I (300), Juvenal (50), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Sonia Gandhi (1946), and Sergio Mattarella (1941). After him are Pope Lucius III (1110), Livia (-58), Andrea Mantegna (1431), Germanicus (-15), Pope Benedict II (635), and Valentinian III (419).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Pope Innocent IX ranks 92Before him are Pope Siricius (334), Pope Benedict VIII (980), Pope Celestine III (1106), Padre Pio (1887), Pope Innocent VII (1339), and Pope Felix I (300). After him are Pope Lucius III (1110), Pope Benedict II (635), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Boniface IV (550), Charles Borromeo (1538), and Pope Pelagius I (505).