Francesco Cornaro (cardinal)
Francesco Cornaro (1478 – 26 September 1543) was an Italian cardinal.He was born in Venice. He was made cardinal on 20 December 1527 by Pope Clement VII in his fourth consistorium. He was installed ...
Fabrizio Spada
Fabrizio Spada (Rome, 17 March 1643 – Rome, 15 June 1717) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and served as Secretary of State under Pope Innocent XII.
He was the son of Orazio S...
Giovanni Antonio Serbelloni
Giovanni Antonio Serbelloni (Gian Antonio, Gianantonio) (1519–1591) was an Italian Cardinal, created in 1560, and papal legate. He was a cousin of Pope Pius IV, or nephew or uncle. He was bishop of Fo...
Papal conclave, 1549-1550
The papal conclave from November 29, 1549, to February 7, 1550, convened after the death of Pope Paul III and eventually elected Giovanni Del Monte to the papacy as Pope Julius III. It was the second-...
Lorenzo Cybo de Mari
Lorenzo Cybo de Mari (c. 1450/1451 – 21 December 1503) was an Italian Catholic cardinal. He was archbishop of Benevento.Born in Genoa, de Mari was an illegitimate child. According to some sources hi...
Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi
Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi (15 September 1608 – 9 August 1687) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Bologna. He was a cousin of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi.On 6 February 1645 he was appoi...
Pierre Desprès
Pierre Desprès (born 1288, Montpezat — died 1361, Avignon) was a French Cardinal during the period of Avignon Papacy. He was son of Raymond II Desprès, seigneur of Montpezat.He was bishop of Riez (Mar...
Marcello Lante della Rovere
Marcello Lante della Rovere (1561 – 19 April 1652) was an Italian people Catholic Cardinal appointed Dean and Camerlengo of the College of Cardinals.
Lante was born 1561, the son of Ludovico Lante...
Council of Trent
The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento (Trent) and Bologna, northern Italy, was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical coun...
Francesco Soderini
Francesco di Tommaso Soderini (1453–1524) was a major diplomatic and Church figure of Renaissance Italy, and brother of Piero Soderini. He was an adversary of the Medici family.He became Bishop of Vol...
Antonio Saverio De Luca
Antonio Saverio De Luca (28 October 1805 – 28 December 1883) was an Italian bishop and prefect of the Pontifical Congregation for Studies as well as Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso and Cardin...
Carlo Sacconi
Carlo Sacconi J.U.D. (9 May 1808 – 25 February 1889) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Dean of the College of Cardinals.Carlo Sacconi was born in Montalto. He was educated at the s...
Simon Langham
Simon de Langham (1310 – 22 July 1376) was an English clergyman who was Archbishop of Canterbury and a cardinal.
Langham was born at Langham in Rutland. The manor of Langham was a property of West...
Alessandro Mattei
Alessandro Mattei (20 February 1744, Rome – 20 April 1820) was an Italian Cardinal, and a significant figure in papal diplomacy of the Napoleonic period. He was from the Roman aristocratic House of Ma...
Teodorico Ranieri
Teodorico Ranieri of Orvieto (died 7 December 1306) was an Italian cardinal. He was archbishop of Pisa, and bishop of Palestrina. In 1298 Ranieri was instrumental in the destruction of the city of Pal...
Pope Martin V
Pope Martin V (Latin: Martinus V; January/February 1369 – 20 February 1431), born Otto (or Oddone) Colonna, was Pope from 14 November 1417 to his death in 1431. His election effectively ended the ...
Marco Barbo
Marco Barbo (1420 – 2 March 1491) of Venice was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1467) and patriarch of Aquileia (1470) who served in the capacity of cardinal-nephew to his third cousin Pietro...
Alain de Coëtivy
Alain (II) de Coëtivy (8 November 1407 - 4 May 1474) was a French prelate from a Breton noble family. He was bishop of Avignon, Uzès, Nîmes and of Dol, titular cardinal of Santa Prassede, then cardin...
Alfonso de la Cueva, 1st Marquis of Bedmar
Alfonso de la Cueva-Benavides y Mendoza-Carrillo, marqués de Bedmar (first name also spelled Alonso, often used was the title Bedmar) (1572 – August 10, 1655) was a Spanish diplomat, bishop and Roma...
Francesco Moricotti Prignani
Francesco Moricotti Prignani (Prignano) (died 1394) was an Italian bishop and Cardinal. A cardinal-nephew, he was created Cardinal in 1378 by his uncle Pope Urban VI.He was Archbishop of Pisa from 136...
Cesare Facchinetti
Cesare Facchinetti (17 September 1608 – 30 January 1683) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal.
Facchinetti was born 17 September 1608 in Bologna. He was the son of Ludovico Facchinetti (2nd Marquis of...
Giulio Antonio Santorio
Giulio Antonio Santorio (6 June 1532 – 9 May 1602) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Santorio was born in Caserta. He served as Archbishop of Santa Severina from 1566 until ...
Stephen I Báncsa
Stephen (I) Báncsa (Hungarian: Báncsa or Váncsa (I) István; died July 9, 1270) was the first Hungarian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, the bishop of Palestrina, and the archbishop and admin...
Leonardo Antonelli
Leonardo Antonelli (6 November 1730 – 23 January 1811) was an Italian Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.A native of Senigallia, Antonelli was the nephew of Cardinal Nicolò Maria Antonelli. During...
Pope Julius III
Pope Julius III (Latin: Iulius III; 10 September 1487 – 23 March 1555), born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, was Pope from 7 February 1550 to his death in 1555.Distinguished as an effective dipl...
Vincenzo Macchi
Vincenzo Macchi (30 August 1770 – 30 September 1860) was an Italian Cardinal.
Born on 30 August 1770 in Capodimonte in the Papal States, he studied in Montefiascone and in Rome and was ordai...
Cristoforo Madruzzo
Cristoforo Madruzzo (July 5, 1512 – July 5, 1578) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal and statesman. His brother Eriprando was a mercenary captain who fought in the Italian Wars.
Madruzzo was b...
José Saraiva Martins
José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F., GCC (born 6 January 1932) is a Portuguese Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, having served as...
Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Palestrina
The Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Palestrina, (Lat:Praenestinus), is a Roman Catholic suburbicarian diocese centered on the comune of Palestrina in Italy.The current Bishop of Palestrina is ...