Pope Pius VI 1717-1799
Detail from the
painting by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, around 1775
Pius VI was originally
Giannangelo Braschi, or
Giovanni Angelico Braschi,
and Italian, born at Cesena.
He was pope from 1775 to 1799,
which made the
French Revolution and the subsequent loss of
Church riches one of his problems.
Things went really downhill when
the French declared the
Republic on February 15, 1798.
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Timeline of the French Revolutionary
was packed for him on the occasion of his arrest by the French on March 27,
1799. He was taken to France.
Pope Pius VI died on
August 29, 1799, at Valence, France.
of all popes.