Pope Gregory XIV; Niccolo Sfondrati

[coat of arms of Pope Gregory XIV] Reigned from 5 December 1590 to 16 October 1591. Born in Somma, Italy on 11 February 1535; died in Rome, Italy on 16 October 1591. He was Bishop of Cremona, a participant in the sessions of the Council of Trent, cardinal-priest, and friend of Saint Charles Borromeo and Saint Philip Neri. As pope he supported the Holy League in its struggle against Henry of Navarre, ordered the abolition of Indian slavery in the Philippine Islands, and appointed commissions for the revision of the Sixtine Bible and the Pian Breviary.

New Catholic Dictionary

NCD Index SQPN Contact Author