Reigned from 29 October to 30 December 1591. Born on 22 July 1519 at Bologna, Italy as Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti; died in Rome, Italy on 30 December 1591. Previous to his election he had been Bishop of Nicastro, nuncio to Venice, and cardinal-priest, and had borne the burden of papal administration during the reign of Gregory XIV. He ruled only two months and during that time supported the Catholic League and Phillip II of Spain against Henry IV in France.
- “Pope Innocent IX”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 8 August 2013. Web. 6 May 2015. <>