Pope Pius VI timeline

  • Count Giovanni Braschi (Pius VI) elected Pope

    Pope Pius VI (27 December, 1717 – 29 August, 1799), born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi, Pope from 1775 to 1799, was born at Cesena. The earlier... Read more

  • Roman Republic Declared

    The Roman Republic (Italian: Repubblica Romana) was proclaimed on February 15, 1798 after Louis Alexandre Berthier, a general of Napoleon, had... Read more

  • Pope Pius VI dies

    In 1796 French Republican troops under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Italy, defeated the papal troops and occupied Ancona and Loreto.... Read more