CLEMENT XI

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ItalianBorn Giovanni Francesco ALBANI

Pope from 1700 until his death in 1721

Born on July 23, 1649 in Urbino, Italy , Italy

Died on March 19, 1721 in Rome, Italy

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Albani was born in Urbino, into a noble family that had established itself there from northern Albania in the 15th century and were originally soldiers of Scanderbeg against the Ottoman Empire. During his reign as a Pope the famous Illyricum Sacrum was commissioned, and today it is one of the main sources of the field of Albanology with over 5000 pages divided in several volumes written by Daniele Farlati and Dom. Coletti.



He was governor of Rieti and Urbino, and was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Aquiro by Pope Alexander VIII, whom he succeeded as Pope on November 23, 1700.

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