• Born date: 1675-03-31
  • Born in: Papal States
  • Death date: 1758-05-03
  • Death in: Papal States
Pope Benedict XIV

Pope Benedict XIV (Latin: Benedictus XIV; 31 March 1675 – 3 May 1758), born Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, was Pope from 17 August 1740 to his death in 1758.In life, Benedict XIV was loved by the people of the Papal States who praised him. He was modest and witty, had a sense of humour and was dubbed the "Pope of Concordats" during his papacy. He was known to be a patron of the arts and of science.