Pius VII

Pius VII

noun
(Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti) 1740–1823, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1800–23.
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Pius VII
 
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original name Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti. 1740--1823, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1800--23). He concluded a concordat with Napoleon (1801) and consecrated him as emperor of France (1804), but resisted his annexation of the Papal States (1809)

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Italian pope from 1800 to 1823, whose dramatic conflicts with Napoleon led to a restoration of the church after the armies of the French Revolution had devastated the papacy under Pius VI.

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