12 Jul 1691
Pope Innocent XII (13 March 1615 – 27 September 1700), born Antonio Pignatelli was Pope from 1691 to 1700. He was the successor of Pope Alexander VIII (1689–91).
He was born in Spinazzola (current Puglia) to one of the most aristocratic families of the Kingdom of Naples, which included many Viceroys, and ministers to the crown, and was educated at the Jesuit college in Rome.
In his twentieth year he became an official of the court of Pope ...