Alexander Sforza

Alexander Sforza or Alessandro Sforza (1658–1701) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Titular Archbishop of Neocaesarea in Ponto (1695–1701) and Apostolic Nuncio to Savoy (1695–1701).[1][2][3][4][5]

Most Reverend

Alexander Sforza
Titular Archbishop of Neocaesarea in Ponto
Apostolic Nuncio to Savoy
ChurchCatholic Church
In office1695–1701
SuccessorPompeio Aldrovandi
Orders
Consecration19 June 1695
by Galeazzo Marescotti
Personal details
Born6 August 1658
Viterbo, Italy
Died8 Apr 1701 (age 42)
NationalityItalian

BiographyEdit

Alexander Sforza was born in Viterbo, Italy on 6 August 1658.[2][3] On 13 June 1695, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Innocent XII as Titular Archbishop of Neocaesarea in Ponto.[1][2][3] On 19 June 1695, he was consecrated bishop by Galeazzo Marescotti, Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quirico e Giulitta, with Prospero Bottini, Titular Archbishop of Myra, and Sperello Sperelli, Bishop of Terni, serving as co-consecrators.[2][3] On 24 Jun 1695, he was named Apostolic Nuncio to Savoy.[2] He served as Apostolic Nuncio to Savoy until his death on 8 Apr 1701.[1][2][3]

While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Michel-Gabriel Rossillon de Bernex, Bishop of Genève (1697).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 284. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Archbishop Alexander Sforza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 21, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e "Archbishop Alexander Sforza" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 21, 2016
  4. ^ "Titular Metropolitan See of Neocæsarea in Ponto" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Neocaesarea in Ponto (Titular See)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 21, 2016

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Titular Archbishop of Neocaesarea in Ponto
1695–1701
Succeeded by
Pompeio Aldrovandi
Preceded by
Ferdinando Strozza
Apostolic Nuncio to Savoy
1695–1701
Succeeded by
Alessandro Francesco Codebò