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Pope Pius IV

(Giovanni Angelo Medici)

1559.12.26 – 1565.12.09

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Successor of the Prince of the Apostles

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Patriarch of the West

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome

Servant of the Servants of God


Born:1499.03.31 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1546.04.20
Created Cardinal:1549.04.08
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1559.12.26
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1560.01.06
Died:1565.12.09 († 66)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ragusa (Croatia) (1545.12.14 – 1553.03.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana (1549.05.10 – 1550.09.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Anastasia (1550.09.01 – 1552.03.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana (1552.03.23 – 1553.12.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Cassano all’Jonio (Italy) (1553.03.01 – 1556.06.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio (1553.12.11 – 1557.09.20)

Bishop of Foligno (Italy) (1556.06.25 – 1557.05.07)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca (1557.09.20 – 1559.12.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Milano (Italy) (1559 – 1560)

Supreme Pontiff (1559.12.26 [1560.01.06] – 1565.12.09)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 47 Cardinals (4 Consistories)

Documents Issued:
1 Document 1 Document

Buried at:
Cardinal-Title Basilica Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Roma, Italy (Wall memorial)


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