Pope Pius IV, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pope Pius IV

Pope from 1559 to 1565

Date of Birth: 09-Apr-1499

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 19-Dec-1565

Profession: Catholic priest, cleric

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Pope Pius IV

  • Pope Pius IV (31 March 1499 – 9 December 1565), born Giovanni Angelo Medici, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 25 December 1559 to his death in 1565.
  • Born in Milan, his family considered itself a branch of the House of Medici and used the same coat of arms.
  • Altough modern historians have found no proof of this connection, the Medici of Florence recognized the claims of the Medici of Milan in the early 16th century.Pope Paul III appointed Medici Archbishop of Ragusa, and sent him on diplomatic missions to Germany and Hungary.
  • He presided over the final session of the Council of Trent.
  • His nephew, Cardinal Charles Borromeo, was a close adviser.
  • As pope, Pius IV initiated a number of building projects in Rome, including one to improve the water supply.

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