• Born date: 1536-02-24
  • Born in: Papal States
  • Death date: 1605-03-03
  • Death in: Papal States
Pope Clement VIII

Not to be confused with Antipope Clement VIII.Pope Clement VIII (Latin: Clemens VIII; 24 February 1536 – 3 March 1605), born Ippolito Aldobrandini, was Pope from 30 January 1592 to his death in 1605. He was from a Florentine family, and followed his father as a canon lawyer, becoming an Auditor (judge) of the Roman Rota, the highest ecclesiastical court constituted by the Holy See. He was only ordained as a priest at the age of 45, and rose to Pope in a further 12 years.