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Pope Leo, XII
Birth: Aug. 22, 1760
Provincia di Ancona
Marche, Italy
Death: Feb. 10, 1829
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy

Pope. Born Annibale Francesco Clemente Melchior Girolamo Nicola, Sixth of ten siblings. Uncle of Cardinal Gabriele della Genga Sermattei. Elected pope, September 28, 1823; at first, he was not willing to accept the election due to his poor health, telling the cardinals that they were electing "a dead man." He had a noble character, a passion for order and efficiency, but he lacked insight into, and sympathy with, the temporal developments of his period. His rule was unpopular in Rome and in the Papal States, and by various measures of his reign he diminished greatly for his successors their chances of solving the new problems that confronted them. Exposed and buried in the patriarchal Vatican basilica, Transferred and buried before the altar of St. Leo the Great in the same basilica, December 5, 1830. (bio by: MC) 
Saint Peter's Basilica , Vatican City
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 21, 2004
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