Pope Paul IV
Pope Paul IV, C.R. (Latin: Paulus IV; 28 June 1476 – 18 August 1559), né Gian Pietro Carafa, was Pope from 23 May 1555 to his death in 1559. While serving as papal nuncio in Spain, he develo...
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Ranuccio Farnese (cardinal)
Ranuccio Farnese (11 August 1530 – 29 October 1565) was an Italian prelate, who was Cardinal of Santa Lucia in Selci from 1545 to his death in 1565.Ranuccio Farnese was born in Valentano. As a 12-year...
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Tommaso Martinelli
Tommaso Maria Martinelli (4 February 1827 - 30 March 1888) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Congregation of Rites.Tommaso Martinelli was born in the parish of ...
Philippe de Cabassoles
Philippe de Cabassole or Philippe de Cabassoles (1305–1372), the Bishop of Cavaillon, Seigneur of Vaucluse, was the great protector of Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch.
Philippe was educated by...
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Pietro Ottoboni (cardinal)
Pietro Ottoboni (2 July 1667 – 29 February 1740) was an Italian cardinal and grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII (who was also born Pietro Ottoboni). He is remembered especially as a great patron of mu...
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Peter of Benevento
Peter of Benevento (died in September 1219 or 1220) was an Italian canon lawyer, papal legate and Cardinal.He was closely associated with Pope Innocent III, and produced in 1209/10 a collection of his...
Lucas Moreira Neves
Lucas Moreira Neves O.P. (16 September 1925 – 8 September 2002) was a Brazilian Cardinal Bishop and Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.Neves was born in São João del Rei, in Minas Gerais state, B...
Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto
The Diocese of Sabina-Poggio Mirteto (Lat.: Sabinensis-Mandelensis) a suburbicarian see of the Holy Roman Church and a diocese of the Catholic Church in Italy. Since 1842 the Cardinal Bishop of Sabina...
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Gaetano de Lai
Gaetano de Lai (26 July 1853–24 October 1928) was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was part of the Roman Curia. He was an outspoken defender of the French monarchist Action...
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Gerolamo Marquese d'Andrea
Gerolamo Marquese d' Andrea (1812–1868) was an Italian Cardinal. He was born at Naples, educated at the Collège of La Flèche, France, and was early appointed Archbishop of Mytilene in partibus infidel...
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Mario Mocenni
Mario Mocenni (22 January 1823—14 November 1904) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, who served both in the diplomatic service of the Holy See and in the Roman Curia, and was e...
François de Tournon
François de Tournon (1489 in Tournon-sur-Rhône – 1562 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) was a French Augustinian diplomat and Cardinal. From 1536 he was also a military leader of French forces operating...
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Basilios Bessarion
Basilios (or Basilius) Bessarion (in Greek Βασίλειος Βησσαρίων) (2 January 1403 – 18 November 1472), a Roman Catholic Cardinal Bishop and the titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, was one of...
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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...
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Pierre de Bar
Pierre de Bar (died 11 January 1253, Perugia) was a French Cardinal. He is also tentatively identified as a scholastic philosopher, at the University of Paris around 1230. Some sources indicate that h...
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...
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Philippe of Alençon
Philippe II of Alençon (1339–16 November 1397) was a French cardinal who was a member of the Valois Dynasty. He was the second son of Count Charles II of Alençon (grandson of King Philip the Bold and...
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Matteo Orsini
Matteo Orsini (died probably on 18 August 1340) was an Italian Dominican and Cardinal.He entered the Dominican Order, completed the full course of theology, obtained the Degree of Master, and taught t...
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Scipione Rebiba
Scipione Rebiba (3 February 1504 – 23 July 1577) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.He is of particular significance as more than 95% of all living Catholic bishops can trace their e...
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Silvio Valenti Gonzaga
Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1 March 1690 – 28 August 1756) was an Italian nobleman and Catholic priest. Gonzaga was born in Mantua. He was elevated to the rank of cardinal in 1738 by Pope Clement ...
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Raffaele Riario
Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario (May 3, 1461 – July 9, 1521) was an Italian Cardinal of the Renaissance, mainly known as the constructor of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and the person who invit...
Gerardo Bianchi
Gerardo Bianchi (1220/1225 – March 1, 1302) was an Italian churchman and papal diplomat, an important figure of the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
He was born in Gainago, in the diocese of Parma, st...
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Bonifazio Bevilacqua Aldobrandini
Bonifazio Bevilacqua Aldobrandini (1571 – April 7, 1627) was an Italian Cardinal. He was the uncle of Pope Gregory XIV.
In 1601, Pope Clement VIII associated Count Luigi Bevilacqua and his two bro...
Lorenzo Campeggio
Lorenzo Campeggio (1474–1539) was an Italian cardinal and politician. He was the last cardinal protector of England.
Campeggio was born in Milan, the eldest of five sons. In 1500, he took hi...
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Antonio Samorè
Antonio Samorè (4 December 1905 – 3 February 1983) was an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1967.
Samorè was born in Bardi, near Parma. After st...
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Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri degli Albertoni
Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri degli Albertoni (8 June 1623 – 29 June 1698) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal and Cardinal-Nephew to Pope Clement X.
Altieri was born Paluzzo Paluzzi degli Albertoni in Rom...
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Luigi Lambruschini
Luigi Lambruschini (6 March 1776 – 12 May 1854) was an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in the mid nineteenth century.
He was born at Sestri Levante, then part of the independent Repu...
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Pope Paul III
Pope Paul III (Latin: Paulus III; 29 February 1468 – 10 November 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549.He came to the papal throne in an era follo...
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