Antonio Tosti

Antonio Tosti (4 October 1776 – 20 March 1866)[1] was Catholic Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome and later Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals and Librarian of the Vatican Library.


Antonio Tosti
Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives
Librarian of the Vatican Apostolic Library
Antonio Tosti.jpg
Portrait - Francesco Coghetti.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed13 January 1860
Term ended20 March 1866
PredecessorAngelo Mai
SuccessorJean-Baptiste-François Pitra
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio (1839–66)
Protopriest (1863–66)
Orders
Created cardinal12 February 1838 (in pectore)
18 February 1839 (revealed)
by Pope Gregory XVI
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born
Antonio Tosti

4 October 1776
Died20 March 1866(1866-03-20) (aged 89)
Rome, Papal States
BuriedSan Michele a Ripa
ParentsTommaso Tosti
Agnese Massaroti
Previous post(s)
Alma materCollegio Romano

Personal lifeEdit

Tosti was born on 4 October 1776 in Rome, where he died on 20 March 1866.

Cardinal-PriestEdit

Little else is known of Tosti's personal life and few official records exist prior to his elevation to Cardinal (in pectore) and appointment as Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio on 18 February 1839 where he served until his death.[2]

Official Vatican rolesEdit

In 1859 Tosti was appointed Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals (not to be confused with the role of Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church).

Tosti resigned from this post in 1860 upon appointment as the Librarian of the Vatican Library, a title he held until his death in 1866.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Antonio Cardinal Tosti". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ "San Pietro in Montorio". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Vatican Library". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
1859–1860
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Angelo Mai (–1854)
Librarian of the Vatican Library
1860–1866
Succeeded by
Records
Preceded by Oldest living Member of the Sacred College
17 December 1865 – 20 March 1866
Succeeded by