• Born date: 1611-05-16
  • Born in: Duchy of Milan
  • Death date: 1689-08-12
  • Death in: Papal States
Pope Innocent XI

Pope Blessed Innocent XI (Latin: Innocentius XI; 16 May 1611 – 12 August 1689), born Benedetto Odescalchi, was Pope from 21 September 1676 to his death in 1689. He is known as the "Savior of Hungary".Much of his reign was concerned with tension with Louis XIV of France. A conservative, he lowered taxes in the Papal States during his pontificate and he also produced a surplus in the papal budget. Because of this surplus he repudiated excessive nepotism within the church.