Pius III

Pius III

Original Name Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini
Birth
Siena, Provincia di Siena, Toscana, Italy
Death 18 Oct 1503 (aged 64)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 111418858 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini, he was the nephew of the future Pope Pius II. Appointed by his uncle to the See of Siena in 1460, in March of that year Pius II made him a Cardinal. Shortly thereafter was sent as a legate to the March of Ancona. He participated in the conclaves that selected Popes Paul II in 1464, Innocent VIII in 1484, and Alexander VI in 1492. Upon Alexander VI's death in 1503, Cardinal Piccolomini was elected Pope Pius III on September 22. He took his name to honor his uncle. He was already frail at the time of his election and died only 26 days later from a leg ulcer.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pius III (29 May 1439–18 Oct 1503), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111418858, citing Chiesa di San Andrea della Valle, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .