Marcellus II

Marcellus II

Original Name Marcello Cervini Degli Spannochi
Montefano, Provincia di Macerata, Marche, Italy
Death 6 May 1555 (aged 54)
Burial Vatican City
Memorial ID 8807232 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi, he was known as a man of integrity, tact and ability. He was made cardinal in December 1539 by Pope Paul III, for whom he served in numerous politico-ecclesiastical missions. With Cardinal Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte (later Pope Julius III) and Cardinal Reginald Pole, he presided at the Council of Trent in 1545. Pope Marcellus II had a high reputation for integrity, tact and ability. He began his papacy working for reform; he was so opposed to nepotism that he forbade his nephews to even come to Rome. His health was very poor, however; the strain of the ceremonies were too much for him, and he lived only 22 days after his election.

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  • Originally Created by: MC
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