Pius VI

Pius VI

(Giovanni Angelo or Giannangelo, Braschi) 1717–99, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1775–99.
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Pius VI
original name Giovanni Angelico Braschi. 1717--99, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1775--99). He opposed French attempts to limit papal authority and denounced (1791) the French Revolution: he died a prisoner of the French in the Revolutionary Wars

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pius vi

Italian pope from 1775 to 1799, whose tragic pontificate was the longest of the 18th century.

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