Giovanni Angelo Braschi

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Noun1.Giovanni Angelo Braschi - 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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The 1789 French Revolution quickly turned against the church and French armies invaded Italy, forcing Pope Pius VI into exile.
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.