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Pope Marcellus II

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Pope Marcellus II Famous memorial

Original Name
Marcello Cervini Degli Spannochi
Birth
Montefano, Provincia di Macerata, Marche, Italy
Death
6 May 1555 (aged 54)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial
Vatican City
Memorial ID
8807232 View Source

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 21 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8807232
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8807232/marcellus_ii: accessed ), memorial page for Pope Marcellus II (6 May 1501–6 May 1555), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8807232, citing Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City; Maintained by Find a Grave .