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Paul II
Papacy began 30 August 1464
Papacy ended 26 July 1471
Predecessor Pope Pius II
Successor Pope Sixtus IV
Personal details
Birth name Pietro Barbo
Born (1417-02-23)23 February 1417
Died 26 July 1471(1471-07-26) (aged 54)
Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul II (Latin: Paulus Secundus; 23 February 1417 – 26 July 1471), born Pietro Barbo, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 212th Pope from 1464 until his death in 1471.

Early life

Pietro Barbo was born in Venice. He was a nephew of Pope Eugene IV.


Barbo became a cardinal in 1440. He was sometimes called the Venetian cardinal.


Barbo was elected Pope on 30 August 1464; and he chose to be called Paul II.

Pope Paul was involved in Italian and European political disputes.

The Cardinals' right to wear the red biretta was granted by Paul II.

After his death

The accounts of histories written soon after his death were unfavorable.

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C o a Paulo II
The Coat of Arms of Paul II
Preceded by
Pius II
Succeeded by
Sixtus IV
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