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Benedict XVI seventh-oldest pope in history

The sixth-oldest pope was John Paul II, living 84 years, 10 months and 15 days. ; Benedict XVI would pass John Paul II on February 29, 2012, a leap day.

The oldest pope dating back to 1400 was Pope Leo XIII, who lived to 93 years, 4 months and 18 days. ; Benedict XVI will have to live to September 3, 2020 to surpass Leo XIII.

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