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Innocent XI

(Benedetto Odescalchi; 1611–89). Pope 1676–89; b. Como, It.; educ. Naples; cardinal 1645; bp. Novara 1650; championed moral and administrative reform; engaged in controversy with Louis* XIV over royal prerogatives in ecclesiastical appointments. See also Gallicanism.

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