The trouble was, he alienated Pope Pius VI and Pius VII—the latter he actually arrested.
He was repudiated by the pope, and in 1791 had to give up the biretta at the command of Pius VI.
Braschi was really chosen, and ascended the throne as Pius VI.
Pius VI had repeatedly declared that he would have brought it about had it been at all feasible.
Among those who were commissioned to examine it, was a simple prelate, who afterwards became Pius VI.
With this fact in view, the short ensuing campaign against Pius VI, and its consequences, are easily understood.
Three masters who died successively in the pontificate of Pius VI.
Pius VI had died a prisoner on French soil, and had been buried without honor.
Subsequently he plundered the states and possessions of the pope; and when Pius VI.
Only scanty relics of antiquity have been found here; a post station was placed here by Pius VI.