About Pope Marcellus II
Originally called Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi and famously known as Pope Marcellus II was the pope of the Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome from April 9, 1555 to May 1, 1555 (21 days). As of 2022, he was the most recent Catholic pope to keep his baptismal name as his regnal name after his accession.
Background & Education
He was an indigene of Montefano, Papal States. He studied in Florence and Siena during his youth and read philosophy, Greek, Latin, jurisprudence, Italian and mathematics. His father was Pope Clement VII’s close friend. Pope Marcellus II set on his priesthood path once he found out his horoscope was imminent of ecclesiastical honors.
In 1535, he was ordained a Catholic priest. In December 1539, Pope Paul III made him a Cardinal. The “papal conclave” adored him as pope on April 9, 1555. As pope, he wanted to reform how Catholic Church leaders ran the Church.
First, he did not sign the electoral capitulation that guaranteed he would not select more cardinals. Furthermore, Cervini made a strict budget for the Vatican's expenditure and refused to take extra funds from the Church for his relatives.
On April 30, 1555, he suffered a stroke, passed into a coma, and died in his sleep. He was 53 years old.
F.A.Q. about Pope Marcellus II
When is Pope Marcellus II's birthday?
Pope Marcellus II's birthday is on May 6, 1501.
In how many days is Pope Marcellus II's birthday?
Pope Marcellus II's birthday is in 218 days
How old was Pope Marcellus II when he/she died?
Pope Marcellus II was 53 years old.
When did Pope Marcellus II die?
Pope Marcellus II died in May 1, 1555.
Where was Pope Marcellus II from?
Pope Marcellus II was born in Montefano, Marche, Papal States.