Annibale di Ceccano

Annibale Gaetani di Ceccano[1] (c. 1282 – 1350) was an Italian Cardinal.[2] His palace, the Livrée Ceccano at Avignon, begun in about 1335/1340, still survives;[3] it is now a public library.

He was Archbishop of Naples from 1326 to 1328 and undertook diplomatic missions, for example setting up the 1343 truce between England and France.[4][5] He was Bishop of Frascati from 1332 to 1350.[6] He was archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica (1342-1350), as well as Archdeacon of Cornwall from 1342 to 1344, and Archdeacon of Nottingham from 1331 to 1348.

He is celebrated for the luxury of a feast he gave in 1343 for Pope Clement VI, an eye-witness account of which has survived.[7]


  1. ^ Also spelled: Annibale da Ceccano, Annibale de Ceccano, Annibal Ceccano, Annibal Caetani di Ceccano, Annibal de Ceccano, Annibal de Tusculum, Annibal Gaetani, Ambald., Hannibaldus de Ceccano, Hannibaldus Tusculanus
  2. ^ From 1327
  3. ^ Livrée Ceccano at Structurae
  4. ^ "Folios clxxi - CLXXX: Dec 1349 - | British History Online".
  5. ^ "Folios lxxi - LXXX: Aug 1343 - | British History Online".
  6. ^ The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church – Suburbicarian Dioceses and Cardinal Patriarchs of Oriental Rite
  7. ^ Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine (in French)


  • Marc Dykmans, "Le cardinal Annibal de Ceccano (vers 1282-1350). Étude biographique et testament du 17 juin 1348", in Bulletin de l'institut historique belge de Rome, 43, 1973, pp. 145–344,