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Clement VIII - (1592-1605)

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(IPPOLITO ALDOBRANDINI).

Born at Fano, March, 1536, of a distinguished Florentine family ; died at Rome, 5 March, 1605. He was elected pope 30 January, 1592, after a stormy conclave graphically described by Ranke (Geschichte der römischen Päpste, 9th ed., II, 150 sqq.). In his youth he made excellent ... Read More


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