Clement XII

Clement XII

Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death 6 Feb 1740 (aged 87)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 8812440 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Lorenzo Corsini, of an aristocrat family, he was a lawyer and financial manager under preceding pontiffs. Elected at the age of 78, Clement XII was often bedridden with gout and he became blind in 1732. He had significant problems in international relationships, often finding himself ignored by the Catholic powers of Europe. Clement XII is known for building the new facade of St. John Lateran and beginning the Trevi Fountain and the purchase of Cardinal Albani's collection of antiquities for the papal gallery. He served as Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from July 12, 1730 to his death in 1740.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 22 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8812440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clement XII (7 Apr 1652–6 Feb 1740), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8812440, citing Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .