Astorgio Agnensi

Astorgio Agnensi (1391–1451) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal, multiple papal governor and multiple Curiate official.

Astorgio Agnensi


Astorgio Agnensi was born in Naples in 1391.[1] He was elected Bishop of Mileto on September 18, 1411.[1] He was transferred to the see of Ravello on February 15, 1413; to the see of Melfi on January 25, 1418; and then to the see of Ancona on March 6, 1419.[1] On August 22, 1422 he was transferred to the see of Ascoli Piceno but refused; then, on October 19 that year, the see of Umana was united to that of Ancona.[1][2]

Agnensi then moved to Rome, becoming apostolic treasurer.[1] From August 1426 to April 1427, he was the papal governor of the Duchy of Spoleto and the March of Ancona.[1] He and Barthélémy Texier, Master of the Order of Preachers, were sent to the see of Iesi to deal with the heretics of the Fraticelli. [1] On February 8, 1436, he was promoted to the see of Benevento; he occupied this position until his death.[1]

On March 26, 1442, Pope Eugene IV named him his vicar in spiritualibus and governor of Rome, a post he held until 1447.[1] He was also the apostolic administrator of the see of Canna from June 16, 1445 until May 25, 1449.[1] In September 1447, he became papal governor of Bologna.[1] He was Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church during the papacy of Eugene IV.[1] Pope Nicholas V made him a cardinal in the consistory of December 20, 1448.[1] He received the titular church of Sant'Eusebio on January 3, 1449, and the red hat on January 6, 1449.[1] He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from October 27, 1449 until 1450.[1]

He died in Rome on October 10, 1451.[1] He is buried in the cloister of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Miranda, Salvador. "AGNESI, Astorgio (1391-1451)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. Archived from the original on 13 October 2020.
  2. ^ Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani: Vol 1 (in Italian). Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana/Treccani. 1960. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Domenico Capranica
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Succeeded by
Isidore of Kiev