Pope John Paul I Birthday, Date of Birth

Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus I; Italian: Giovanni Paolo I; born Albino Luciani [alˈbiːno luˈtʃaːni]; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his death 33 days later. He was the first pope to have been born in the 20th century. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent year of three popes, the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, the last in a succession of such popes that started with Clement VII in 1523.

He was declared a Servant of God by his successor, John Paul II, on 23 November 2003, the first step on the road to sainthood. Pope Francis confirmed his heroic virtue on 8 November 2017 and named him as Venerable.

Before the papal conclave that elected him, he expressed his desire not to be elected, telling those close to him that he would decline the papacy if elected, but, upon the cardinals' electing him, he felt an obligation to say yes. He was the first pontiff to have a double name, choosing "John Paul" in honour of his two immediate predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI. He explained that he was indebted to John XXIII and to Paul VI for naming him a bishop and a cardinal, respectively. Furthermore, he was the first pope to add the regnal number "I", designating himself "the First".

His two immediate successors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, later recalled the warm qualities of the late pontiff in several addresses. In Italy, he is remembered with the appellatives of "Il Papa del Sorriso" (The Smiling Pope) and "Il Sorriso di Dio" (The smile of God). TIME magazine and other publications referred to him as The September Pope. He is also known in Italy as "Papa Luciani". In his hometown of Canale d'Agordo a museum built and named in his honor is dedicated to his life and brief papacy.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, October 17, 1912
Place of Birth
Canale d'Agordo
Age
108
Star Sign

The October 17, 1912 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 290 day of the year. President of the United States was William Howard Taft.

If you were born on this day, you are 108 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, October 17, 2020, 4 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in 360 days. You have lived for 39,451 days, or about 946,845 hours, or about 56,810,759 minutes, or about seconds.

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17th of October 1912 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 17, 1912

MRS. HUTT GETS DIVORCE.; Decree Granted to Wife of Artist on Grounds of Desertion.

Date: 18 October 1912

2d escapee recaptured

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AMATEUR JOCKEY SEVERELY HURT; Bayard Tuckerman, Jr., Breaks Collarbone at Piping Rock Races.

Date: 17 October 1912

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RAISES $300,000 AT DINNER.; Duke of Westminster's Banquet in Aid of Tariff Reform a Success.

Date: 17 October 1912

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Duke of Westminster's banquet, London, to aid tariff reform raises $300,000

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Article 12 -- No Title

Date: 17 October 1912

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BOURSES OF EUROPE; Bank of England Rate Raised to 5 Per Cent. -- Prices Relapse on Berlin Exchange.

Date: 18 October 1912

By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times

Marconi Wireless

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TO HEAD NEW OIL COMPANY.; Dernburg Selected to Lead German Fight Against Trust.

Date: 18 October 1912

By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times

Marconi Wireless

Amer-trained B Dernberg to head Ger fight against the SO

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SAYS TURKEY GOT LOAN HERE.; Diplomat in Berlin Declares That $50,000,000 Was Obtained.

Date: 17 October 1912

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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THE REAL ESTATE FIELD; Trust Company Sells 50 Wall Street for $1,500,000 --Investors Buying Tenements -- Bronx Furnishes Good Deals -- Builders Get Choice Flatbush Corner -- The Leasing Market.

Date: 18 October 1912

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Gettysburg to Play Mount St. Mary's.

Date: 17 October 1912

Special to The New York Times

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PALESTINE AWAKENS TO TOUCH OF TRADE; Though Off Beaten Highway of Commerce, Country's Exports and Imports Grow Steadily.

Date: 17 October 1912

Vice Consul L Hick repts on increase in Palestine's trade

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