Pope Alexander VIII

Pope Alexander VIIIAlso known as

  • Pietro Ottoboni


Born to the nobility, the son of Marco Ottoboni, chancellor of the Republic of Venice, Italy. Earned a doctorate in civil and canon law from the University of Padua. Governor of Terni, Rieti, and Spoleto in Italy. Auditor of the Vatican Rota for 14 years. Created cardinal on 19 February 1652 by Pope Innocent X. Bishop of Brescia, Italy. Cardinal-datary. Elected 241st pope in 1689.

King Louis XIV restored Avignon, France to him. Voided the Declaration of Gallican Liberties. Subsidized Venice‘s conflict with the Turks. Enlarged the Vatican Library.


Papal Ascension


MLA Citation

  • “Pope Alexander VIII“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2019. Web. 2 August 2021. <>