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Pope Marcellus II

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Marcellus II, n Marcello Cervini (May 6, 1501April 30, 1555), cardinal of Santa Croce, a native of the area of Ancona, Italy, was elected pope to succeed Julius III on April 9, 1555, but his feeble constitution succumbed to the fatigues of the conclave, the exhausting ceremonies connected with his accession, and the anxieties arising from his high office. He died on the 21st day after his election, which was coincidentally his 54th birthday as well. He had a high reputation for integrity, tact and ability. His successor was Paul IV.

The Missa Papae Marcelli of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is traditionally connected with him.

Having reigned for 22 calendar days, Pope Marcellus II is ranked sixth on the list of 10 shortest-reigning popes.



Preceded by:
Julius III
Pope
1555
Succeeded by:
Paul IV

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