Pope Clement XIV Giovanni Vicenzo Antonio Gaganelli

Early Life

Pope Clement XIV was born in Santacangelo Di Romagna on October 31, in 1705. His parents were Lorenzo Gaganelli and Angela Sarafena Maria Mazza. He was the second born child of two. Pope Clement XIV received his education at Verruchio and then at the Society of Jesus at Rimmini.


  • was ordained in 1731
  • was elected as definitor general in 1741
  • became Cardinal priest of San Lorenzo in Panisperna
  • became Cardinal-priest of Ss XII Apostoli


  • elected on May 19, 1769
  • took pontifical name of Clement XIV
  • received first episcopal consecration on May 28 in the Vatican
  • crowned as pope on June 4, 1769 by Cardinal protodeacon Alessandro Albani
  • spent five years as pope
  • successor of Pius VI
  • known for his suppression of the Jesuits


  • died on September 22, 1774
  • died of scorbutic and hemorrhoidal dispositions
  • was buried at Santi Apostoli church in Rome

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