Marcello Cervini

Marcello Cervini (1501 - 1555)

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Pope Marcello "Marcellus II" Cervini
Born in Montefano, Marche, Papal Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Died in Rome, Papal Statesmap
Profile last modified 25 Apr 2020 | Created 29 May 2017
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222nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
9 April 1555 until his death 22 days later on 1 May 1555.
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Pope Marcellus II (6 May 1501 – 1 May 1555), born Marcello Cervini[1] degli Spannochi, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 9 April 1555 until his death 22 days later on 1 May 1555.

He succeeded Pope Julius III. Before his accession as pope he had been Cardinal-Priest of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. He is the most recent pope to choose to retain his birth name as his regnal name upon his accession, as well as only the second and most recent pope to date to take the name "Marcellus" upon being elected. After his death, it would be 423 years before another pope would choose a name with an ordinal number less than IV (John Paul I).[2]


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Thanks for your management of this profile. We would like to correct the last name at birth to Cervini. Here is our source
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