Mozart &
Material Culture

Souvenirs

Pope from 19 May 1769-22 September 1774. Born Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli, Clement XIV was educated by the Jesuits at Rimini and the Piarists at Urbino. A friend of Pope Benedict XIV, he was appointed Cardinal at San Lorenzo in Panisperna in 1759 and elected Pope in 1769; his papcy is known for his suppression of the Jesuit order (in his bull of 16 August 1773, Dominus ac Redemptor noster) and his founding of Museo Pio-Clementino. 

Anon, Clement XIV, 1772 (Vatican Museums)

Anon, Clement XIV, 1772 (Vatican Museums)


Mozart Relevance

Clement XIV conferred on Mozart the Order of the Golden Spur on 4 July 1770.

Category/Role
Pope
Date 1
1705-10-31, Sant' Arcangelo di Romagna
Date 2
1774-09-22, Sant' Arcangelo di Romagna
Date (Mozart)
1770-07-04
Location (Mozart)
Rome
Bibliographic Reference
Catholic Encyclopedia