Carlo Rezzonico (cardinal)

Carlo Rezzonico (25 April 1724 – 26 January 1799) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is sometimes referred to as The Younger to distinguish him from his uncle Pope Clement XIII who also bore the name Carlo Rezzonico.

Carlo Rezzonico
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
Cardinal Carlo Rezzonico (1724-1799).jpg
Portrait of cardinal Carlo Rezzonico
ChurchCatholic Church
Consecration21 Mar 1773
by Giovanni Francesco Albani
Personal details
Born25 April 1724
Venice, Italy
Died26 January 1799 (1799-01-27) (aged 74)


Rezzonico was born on 25 Apr 1724 in Venice, Italy.[1] On 21 Mar 1773, he was consecrated bishop by Giovanni Francesco Albani, Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina, with Giuseppe Maria Contesini, Titular Archbishop of Athenae, and Orazio Mattei, Titular Archbishop of Colossae, serving as co-consecrators.[1][2] He served as Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church (1758–1763), Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (1763–1799) and Secretary of the Roman Inquisition (1777–1799). He was also bishop of Sabina (1773–1776) and Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina (1776–1799). As Cardinal Camerlengo he participated in the papal conclave, 1769 and papal conclave, 1774-1775.

He belonged to the Zelanti faction and defended the Society of Jesus against the accusations that finally led to the suppression of this order.


  1. ^ a b Miranda, Salvador. "REZZONICO, iuniore, Carlo (1724-1799)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. "Carlo Cardinal Rezzonico (Jr.)". Retrieved December 29, 2019. [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Alberico Archinto
Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso
Succeeded by
Henry Benedict Mary Clement Stuart of York
Preceded by
Giovanni Francesco Albani
Cardinal-Priest of San Clemente
Succeeded by
Francesco Carafa della Spina di Traetto
Preceded by
Girolamo Colonna di Sciarra
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
Succeeded by
Romoaldo Braschi-Onesti
Preceded by
Antonio Maria Priuli
Cardinal-Priest of San Marco
Succeeded by
Ludovico Flangini Giovanelli
Preceded by
Giovanni Francesco Albani
Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
Succeeded by
Andrea Corsini
Preceded by
Giovanni Francesco Albani
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
Succeeded by
Leonardo Antonelli