Pope Pius VI. from 1775 to 1799. Ecclesiastical costume.

Pope Pius VI, costume, illustration, catholic, 18th, century, costume history

Pope Pius VI.

Pius VI. P. M.

Senatui Populoque Venetiarum Benedictines De Pentecostes XIX Maji Anno MDCCLXXXII

Pius VI (bourgeois Giovanni Angelo Count Braschi; born 1717 in Cesena, died 29th August 1799 in Valence) was a pope from 1775 to 1799; he was a priest from 1758 and a cardinal from 1773. At the age of 24, his pontificate is one of the longest in church history.

In a conclave that lasted for almost five months, the church lawyer Cardinal Count Braschi was elected to succeed Pope Clement XIV on 15 February 1775.

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In argomento di grata riconosenza Theodorum Viero, 1783-1791.