8 May 1721
Pope Innocent XIII (13 May 1655 – 7 March 1724) was pope from 1721 until his death.
He was born Michelangelo Conti in Poli, near Rome. Like Pope Innocent III (1198–1216), Pope Gregory IX (1227–1241) and Pope Alexander IV (1254-1261), he was a member of the family of the Conti, counts and dukes of Segni. He included the family crest in his Pontifical coats of arms.
He became Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quirico e Giulitta under Pope Clement XI (1...