Alexander VIII

Alexander VIII

Birth
Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Death 1 Feb 1691 (aged 80)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Vatican City
Memorial ID 7172187 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Pietro Vitto Otto Boni in Venice, Italy in 1610, he was elected pope on October 6, 1689 and crowned at the Vatican on the 16th. As pope he governed the Papal State mildly, reducing taxes and making several concessions to farmers. Alexander VIII practiced nepotism, but was, on the other hand, generous with the Church making it a gift of the library of the late Queen Christina of Sweden which he had bought at his own expense. Alexander VIII died in Rome in 1691 and is interred at Saint Peters Basilica.

Bio by: Curtis Jackson


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
  • Added: 8 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7172187
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander VIII (22 Apr 1610–1 Feb 1691), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7172187, citing Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City ; Maintained by Find A Grave .