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Chronological List Of Popes
16th-21st Centuries




Sixteenth Century

Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
22 September 1503 - 18 October 1503 (26 days) Pius III Papa PIUS Tertius Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini Siena, Republic of Siena 64 / 64 Nephew of Pius II
31 October 1503 - 21 February 1513 (9 years, 113 days) Julius II Papa IULIUS Secundus Giuliano della Rovere Albisola, Republic of Genoa 59 / 69 Nephew of Sixtus IV; Convened the Fifth Council of the Lateran, 1512. Took effective control of the whole territory of the Papal States for the first time. Commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Proposed plans for rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica
9 March 1513 - 1 December 1521 (8 years, 267 days) Leo X Papa LEO Decimus Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici Florence, Republic of Florence 37 / 45 Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Excommunicated Martin Luther. Extended the Spanish Inquisition into Portugal.
9 January 1522 - 14 September 1523 (1 year, 248 days) Adrian VI Papa HADRIANUS Sextus Adriaan Floriszoon Boeyens Utrecht, Bishopric of Utrecht, Holy Roman Empire (presently The Netherlands 62 / 64 The only Dutch pope. Last non-Italian to be elected pope until John Paul II in 1978. The tutor of Emperor Charles V
26 November 1523 - 25 September 1534 (10 years, 303 days Clement VII Papa CLEMENS Septimus Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici Florence, Republic of Florence 45 / 56 Cousin of Leo X. Rome plundered by imperial troops ("Sacco di Roma"), 1527. He forbade the divorce of Henry VIII and crowned Charles V Emperor at Bologna in 1530. His niece Catherine de' Medici was married to the future Henry II of France.
13 October 1534 - 10 November 1549 (15 years, 28 days) Paul III Papa PAULUS Tertius Alessandro Farnese Canino, Lazio, Papal States 66 / 81 Opened the Council of Trent in 1545.
7 February 1550 - 29 March 1555 (5 years, 50 days) Julius III Papa IULIUS Tertius Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte Rome, Papal States 62 / 67  
9 April 1555 - 30 April or 1 May 1555 (21/22 days) Marcellus II Papa MARCELLUS Secundus Marcello Cervini Montefano, Marche, Papal States 53 / 53 Last to use birth name as regnal name
23 May 1555 - 18 August 1559 (4 years, 87 days) Paul IV, C.R. Papa PAULUS Quartus Giovanni Pietro Carafa Capriglia Irpina, Campania, Kingdom of Naples 78 / 83  
26 December 1559 - 9 December 1565 (5 years, 348 days) Pius IV Papa PIUS Quartus Giovanni Angelo Medici Milan, Duchy of Milan 60 / 66 Reopened the Council of Trent, 1562, it concluded its proceedings in 1563
7 January 1566 - 1 May 1572 (6 years, 115 days) St. Pius V, O.P. Papa PIUS Quintus Michele Ghislieri Bosco, Duchy of Milan 61 / 68 Member of the Dominican Order. Excommunicated Elizabeth I of England, 1570. Victory of Lepanto 1571
13 May 1572 - 10 April 1585 (12 years, 332 days) Gregory XIII Papa GREGORIUS Tertius Decimus Ugo Boncompagni Bologna, Papal States 70 / 83 Reform of the calendar 1582
24 April 1585 - 27 August 1590 (5 years, 125 days) Sixtus V, O.F.M. Conv. Papa XYSTUS Quintus Felice Peretti Grottammare, Marche, Papal States 63 / 68 Member of the Conventual Franciscan Order.
15 September 1590 - 27 September 1590 (12 days) Urban VII Papa URBANUS Septimus Giovanni Battista Castagna Rome, Papal States 69 / 69 Shortest-reigning pope; died before coronation.
5 December 1590 - 15/16 October 1591 (0 years, 314/315 days) Gregory XIV Papa GREGORIUS Quartus Decimus Niccolo Sfondrati Somma Lombardo, Duchy of Milan 55 / 56  
29 October 1591 - 30 December 1591 (62 days) Innocent IX Papa INNOCENTIUS Nonus Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti Bologna, Papal States 72 / 72  
30 January 1592 - 3 March 1605 (13 years, 32 days) Clement VIII Papa CLEMENS Octavus Ippolito Aldobrandini Fano, Marche, Papal States 55 / 69  


Seventeenth Century


Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
1 April 1605 - 27 April 1605 (26 days) Leo XI Papa LEO Undecimus Alessandro Ottaviano de Medici Florence, Duchy of Florence 69 / 69  
16 May 1605 - 28 January 1621 (15 years, 257 days) Paul V Papa PAULUS Quintus Camillo Borghese Rome, Papal States 52 / 68 Known for building projects, including the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.
9 February 1621 - 8 July 1623 (2 years, 149 days) Gregory XV Papa GREGORIUS Quintus Decimus Alessandro Ludovisi Bologna, Papal States 67 / 69  
6 August 1623 - 29 July 1644 (20 years, 358 days) Urban VIII Papa URBANUS Octavus Maffeo Barberini Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany 55 / 76 Trial against Galileo Galilei
15 September 164 - 7 January 1655 (10 years, 114 days) Innocent X Papa INNOCENTIUS Decimus Giovanni Battista Pamphilj Rome, Papal States 70 / 80  
7 April 1655 - 22 May 1667 (12 years, 45 days) Alexander VII Papa ALEXANDER Septimus Fabio Chigi Siena, Grand Duchy of Tuscany 56 / 68  
20 June 1667 - 9 December 1669 (2 years, 172 days) Clement IX Papa CLEMENS Nonus Giulio Rospigliosi Pistoia, Grand Duchy of Tuscany 67 / 69  
29 April 1670 - 22 July 1676 (6 years, 84 days) Clement X Papa CLEMENS Decimus Emilio Altieri Rome, Papal States 79 / 86  
21 September 1676 - 11/12 August 1689 (12 years, 324/325 days) Bd. Innocent XI Papa INNOCENTIUS Undecimus Benedetto Odescalchi Como, Duchy of Milan 65 / 78  
6 October 1689 - 1 February 1691 (1 year, 118 days) Alexander VIII Papa ALEXANDER Octavus Pietro Vito Ottoboni Venice, Republic of Venice 79 / 80  
12 July 1691 - 27 September 1700 (9 years, 77 days) Innocent XII Papa INNOCENTIUS Duodecimus Antonio Pignatelli Spinazzola, Kingdom of Naples 76 / 85  
23 November 1700 - 19 March 1721 (20 years, 116 days) Clement XI Papa CLEMENS Undecimus Giovanni Francesco Albani Urbino, Marche, Papal States 51 / 71 Chinese Rites controversy


Eighteenth Century


Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
8 May 1721 - 7 March 1724 (2 years, 304 days) Innocent XIII Papa INNOCENTIUS Tertius Decimus Michelangelo de Conti Poli, Lazio, Papal States 65 / 68  
29 May 1724 - 21 February 1730 (5 years, 268 days) Benedict XIII, O.P. Papa BENEDICTUS Tertius Decimus Pierfrancesco Orsini Gravina in Puglia, Kingdom of Naples 75 / 81 Member of the Dominican Order.
12 July 1730 - 6 February 1740 (9 years, 209 days) Clement XII Papa CLEMENS Duodecimus Lorenzo Corsini Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany 78 / 87  
17 August 1740 - 3 May 1758 (17 years, 259 days) Benedict XIV Papa BENEDICTUS Quartus Decimus Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini Bologna, Papal States 65 / 83  
6 July 1758 - 2 February 1769 (10 years, 211 days) Clement XIII Papa CLEMENS Tertius Decimus Carlo della Torre Rezzonico Venice, Republic of Venice 65 / 75  
19 May 1769 - 22 September 1774 (5 years, 126 days) Clement XIV, O.F.M. Conv. Papa CLEMENS Quartus Decimus Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli Sant' Arcangelo di Romagna, Papal States 63 / 68 Member of the Conventual Franciscan Order. Suppressed the Jesuit Order.
15 February 1775 - 29 August 1799 (24 years, 195 days) Pius VI Papa PIUS Sextus Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi Cesena, Papal States 57 / 81 Condemned the French Revolution and was expelled from the Papal States by French troops from 1798 until his death.
14 March 1800 - 20 August 1823 (23 years, 159 days) Pius VII, O.S.B. Papa PIUS Septimus Barnaba Chiaramonti Cesena, Papal States 57 / 81 Member of the Order of Saint Benedict. Present at Napoleon's coronation as Emperor of the French. Temporarily expelled from the Papal States by the French between 1809 and 1814.


Nineteenth Century


Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
28 September 1823 - 10 February 1829 (5 years, 135 days) Leo XII Papa LEO Duodecimus Count Annibale Sermattei della Genga Genga or Spoleto, Papal States 63 / 68  
31 March 1829 - 1 December 1830 (1 year, 245 days) Pius VIII Papa PIUS Octavus Francesco Saverio Castiglioni Cingoli, Marche, Papal States 67 / 69  
2 February 1831 - 1 June 1846 (15 years, 119 days) Gregory XVI, O.S.B. Cam. Papa GREGORIUS Sextus Decimus Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari Belluno, Republic of Venice 65 / 80 Member of the Camaldolese Order. The last non-bishop to be elected
16 June 1846 - 7 February 1878 (31 years, 236 days) Bd. Pius IX, O.F.S. Papa PIUS Nonus Count Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti Senigallia, Marche, Papal States 54 / 85 Opened First Vatican Council; lost the Papal States to Italy. Longest serving pope in history (see note on St. Peter.)
20 February 1878 - 20 July 1903 (25 years, 150 days) Leo XIII, O.F.S. Papa LEO Tertius Decimus Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Pecci Carpineto Romano, Rome departement, French Empire (now Italy) 67 / 93 Laid down the seeds of Catholic social teaching through his encyclical, Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labor) and supported Christian democracy as against communism; he is the third-longest reigning pope after Pius IX (reigned for 31 years) and John Paul II (reigned for 26 years


Twentieth Century


Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
4 August 1903 - 20 August 1914 (11 years, 16 days) St. Pius X Papa PIUS Decimus Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto Riese, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire 68 / 79 Encouraged and expanded reception of Holy Communion. Most recent pope to be canonized.
3 September 1914 - 22 January 1922 (7 years, 141 days) Benedict XV Papa BENEDICTUS Quintus Decimus Giacomo Della Chiesa Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia 59 / 67 Credited for intervening for peace during World War I. Remembered by Pope Benedict XVI as "prophet of peace".
6 February 1922 - 10 February 1939 (17 years, 4 days) Pius XI Papa PIUS Undecimus Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire 64 / 81 Signed the Lateran Treaty with Italy, establishing the Vatican City as a sovereign state.
2 March 1939 - 9 October 1958 (19 years, 221 days) Ven. Pius XII Papa PIUS Duodecimus Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli Rome, Italy 63 / 82 Invoked papal infallibility in encyclical Munificentissimus Deus
28 October 1958 - 3 June 1963 (4 years, 218 days) Bd. John XXIII Papa IOANNES Vicesimus Tertius Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy 76 / 81 Opened Second Vatican Council; sometimes called "Good Pope John".
21 June 1963 - 6 August 1978 (15 years, 46 days) Servant of God Paul VI Papa PAULUS Sextus Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini Concesio, Brescia, Italy 65 / 80 The last pope to be crowned with the Papal Tiara. First pope to travel to the United States. Concluded Second Vatican Council.
26 August 1978 - 28 September 1978 (33 days) Servant of God John Paul I Papa IOANNES PAULUS Primus Albino Luciani Forno di Canale, Veneto, Italy 65 / 65 First pope to use 'the First' in regnal name. First pope with two names, for his two immediate predecessors. Died early into a charismatic reign.
16 October 1978 - 2 April 2005 (26 years, 168 days) Ven. John Paul II (John Paul the Great) Papa IOANNES PAULUS Secundus Karol Jozef Wojtyla Wadowice, Poland 58 / 84 First Polish pope and first non-Italian pope in 455 years. Canonized more saints than all predecessors. Traveled extensively. Longest serving pope since Pius IX (1846-1878) and 2nd longest serving pope to date (see note on St. Peter. )


Twenty- First Century


Pontificate Name English - Regnal (Latin) Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy Notes
19 April 2005 - present 5 years + Benedict XVI Papa BENEDICTUS Sextus Decimus Joseph Alois Ratzinger Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany 78 / - First German pope since Stephen IX in 1057. Oldest to become pope since Clement XII in 1730







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