(Pietro Francesco Orsini) 1649–1730, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1724–30.
- Benedict xiv
(Prospero Lambertini) 1675–1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740–58; scholar and patron of the arts. Historical Examples The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- Benedict xv
(Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854–1922, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1914–22. Historical Examples The War and the Churches Joseph McCabe noun original name Giacomo della Chiesa. 1854–1922, pope (1914–22); noted for his repeated attempts to end World War I and for his organization of war relief
- Benedict xvi
noun original name Joseph Alois Ratzinger. born 1927 in Germany, pope (2005–2013): the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415: on retirement he was accorded the title pope emeritus Contemporary Examples Leave the Pope Alone Tunku Varadarajan April 3, 2010 Holocaust? What Holocaust? Christopher Buckley January 29, 2009 The Cardinal Who Got Away […]
- Benedict, ruth