New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Pius III

Pope Pius IIIArticle

Reigned from 22 September to 18 October 1503. Born in 1439 in Siena, Italy as Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini; died on 18 October 1503 in Rome, Italy. Archbishop of Siena. Cardinaldeacon. Papal legate to Ancona and Germany. A man of spotless character. His short pontificate of 26 days left no time for the fulfillment of his policy.

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  • “Pope Pius III”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 3 March 2021. <>