New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Alexander VIII

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(Pietro Ottoboni) (16891691) Born Venice, 1610; died Rome. Son of the Chancellor of the Republic of Venice, he became governor of Terni, Rieti, and Spoleto, auditor of the Rota for 14 years, cardinal, bishop of Brescia, cardinal-datary, and pope. Louis XIV restored Avignon to him. He pronounced the Declaration of Gallican Liberties void, assisted Venice against the Turks with subsidies, and enlarged the Vatican Library.

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  • “Pope Alexander VIII”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 August 2013. Web. 21 November 2017. <>