Pius VI


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Pius VI

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(Biography) original name Giovanni Angelico Braschi. 1717–99, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1775–99). He opposed French attempts to limit papal authority and denounced (1791) the French Revolution: he died a prisoner of the French in the Revolutionary Wars
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Noun1.Pius VI - Italian pope from 1775 to 1799 who served during the French Revolution; Napoleon attacked the Papal States and in 1797 Pius VI was taken to France where he died (1717-1799)
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This is thought to be a copy that the great Danish artist made of a Roman marble discovered by Giovanni Volpato in the 18th century, which entered the collection of Pope Pius VI.
The 1789 French Revolution quickly turned against the church and French armies invaded Italy, forcing Pope Pius VI into exile.
8th century, when Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI became some of the first European rulers to open their collections to the public.
On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI established the Diocese of Baltimore as the first Catholic diocese in the United States.
Vienna was also not abject to flexing its political independence from Rome, as indicated by the visit of Pope Pius VI to the Habsburg capital in 1782.
That fall, Pope Pius VI appointed Carroll as the nation's first Catholic bishop to lead the new Baltimore diocese, which at that time encompassed the Catholic community living in all 13 original states.
For Pope Pius VI, however, Joseph II's policy of religious toleration and his plans for church reform, which included placing the Church under state control and suppressing the contemplative orders due to their "uselessness" for the common good, were a serious threat.
Author of several books on the topic, including a widely respected contribution on Vatican-Jewish relations, he is well placed to survey the popes' engagement in politics since the French Revolution--that is, since the age of Pius VI (1775-1799).
He will move ahead of Pope Pius VI, who ruled a day less from 1775 to 1799.