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Pope Urban VII

aka: Giovanni Battista Castagna
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1521, Aug 41553-15901590, Sep 27
Pope (Roman Catholic Church) from 15 to 27 September 1590. His twelve-day papacy was the shortest in history. Urban VII was known for his charity to the poor. He subsidized Roman bakers so they could sell bread under cost, and restricted the spending on luxury items for members of his court. He also subsidized public works projects throughout the Papal State...
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Pope Urban VIII

aka: Maffeo Barberini
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1568, Apr 51592-16441644, Jul 29
Pope (Roman Catholic Church) from 1623 to his death in 1644. He expanded the papal territory by force of arms and advantageous politicking, and was also a prominent patron of the arts and a reformer of Church missions.
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James Ussher

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1581, Jan 41656, Mar 21
the Irish Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation.
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