Thursday, June 21, 2007

Two Hundred Forty-first Pope: Alexander VIII - 1 comments

Alexander had a short run, from 1689 to 1691. His term was marked by a ruinous generosity: he lowered taxes in the Papal States and gave the papal wealth liberally to his family, nearly bankrupting the papacy in the process.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a cool story actually... he was a giver... I like that in a pope.

Thursday, 21 June, 2007  

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