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Conclave: A few dates with history

Date of Election 1740

Name of Pope Benedict XIV

Duration 18 Feb - 17 August 15 May - 6 July 15 Feb - 19 May 5 Oct 1774 15 Feb 1775 1 Dec 1799 14 March 1800

Electors (nrs) 51 electors, 4 died during conclave 45 electors, 44 at final ballot. 46 electors 44 electors, 2 died 34 electors

End of Papacy + 1758

Remarks 181 days, LONGEST IN MODERN HISTORY 53 days -94 days; -Clement was O.F.M. Conv. 133 days - 105 days - Venice: Rome occupied, last election outside of Rome - 27 days - 36 days - 51 days - LAST CARDINAL NOT A BISHOP TO BE ELECTED - 3 days - beginning of the short conclaves

1758 1769 17741775 17991800

Clement XIII Clement XIV Pius VI Pius VII

+1769 +1774 +1799 +1823

1823 1829 18301831 1846

Leo XII Pius VIII Gregory XVI

2 Sep - 28 Sep 24 Feb - 31 March 14 Dec 1830 2 Feb 1831 14-16 June

49 electors 50 electors 45 electors

+1829 +1830 + 1846

Pius IX (Blessed)

50 electors

+ 1878

Date 1878

Name of Pope Leo XIII

Duration 18-20 Feb

Electors (nrs) 61 electors

End of Papacy + 1903

Remarks - 3 days - First non European Cardinal arrives too late, John McCloskey of NYC - 4 days - First non-European elector, Gibbons, Baltimore; last ius exclusivae --the so-called 'veto' which was formally abolished by Pius X - 4 Days - 2 Americans and 1 Quebecer locked out of Conclave having arrived late; - 1st Latin American Cardinal - 5 days - 2 Americans and 1 Quebecer locked out of Conclave AGAIN - after this Conclave, a 15 day rule was instituted to allow all Cardinal electors time to arrive - 2 days - FEWEST BALLOTS and SHORTEST CONCLAVE - 1st Eastern Rite Patriarch participates - all living cardinals were there

1903

Pius X (Saint)

31 Jul - 4 Aug

64 electors 7 Ballots

+ 1914

1914

Benedict XV

31 Aug - 3 Sep

57 electors 10 ballots

+ 1922

1922

Pius XI

2-6 Feb

53 electors 14 ballots

+ 1939

1939

Piux XII

1-2 March

62 electors 3 ballots

+ 1958

1958

John XXIII (Blessed)

25-28 Oct

51 electors 11 ballots

+ 1963

- 4 days - First Chinese, Indian, and African Cardinals

Date 1963 1978 (1)

Name of Pope Paul VI John Paul I

Duration 19-21 June 25-26 Aug

Electors (nrs) 80 electors 6 ballots 111 electors 4 ballots 111 electors 8 ballots 115 electors 4 ballots 117 Eligible Electors 115 are participating

End of Papacy + 1978 + 1978

Remarks - 3 days - 2 days - First conclave where cardinals over 80s didnt participate - 3 days - Pope from Poland

1978(2)

John Paul II (Blessed)

14-16 Oct

+ 2005

2005

Benedict XVI

18-19 April

Resigned on 28. Feb. 2013

- 2 days - EQUALS LARGEST NUMBER, 115 this time - First conclave in Lent since 1829

2013

12. - March

Sources: - (Vatican Radio) Below we publish a few fun facts about Conclaves in modern history provided for us by Dr. Donald Prudlo, Associate Professor of History at Jacksonville State University, Alabama: - Wikipedia

- Fr Thomas Kalathil 09 Mar 2013