Cristoforo Giacobazzi

Cristoforo Giacobazzi (died 1540) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.


Giacobazzi was born in Rome, the son of Jacomo Giacobazzi and Camilla de Astallis.[1]</ref> He was the nephew of Cardinal Domenico Giacobazzi, who took responsibility for Cristoforo's education.[1]

On 21 February 1517 he became a canon of the cathedral chapter of St. Peter's Basilica.[1] He was elected bishop of Cassano on 23 March 1523 when his uncle resigned the see in his favor.[1] He later became an auditor of the Roman Rota.[1] From October 1534 to December 1536, he was a datary.[1] On 23 August 1535 he was named to a commission charged with studying reform of the Roman Curia.[1]

Pope Paul III created him a cardinal priest in the consistory of 22 December 1536.[1] He received the red hat on 23 December 1536, and the titular church of Sant'Anastasia on 15 January 1537.[1] On 6 September 1537 he opted for the titular church of Sant'Eustachio, a deaconry raised pro illa vice to title, though he maintained his former titular church in commendam.[1]

On 10 December 1537 he, along with Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, was named papal legate to restore the peace between Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Francis I of France (though the cardinals were not informed of the legation until the consistory celebrated in Piacenza on 30 April 1538).[1] On 21 April 1539 he was made legate to Perugia and Umbria.[1]

He died in Perugia on 7 October 1540 and was buried there.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Miranda, Salvador. "GIACOBAZZI, Cristoforo (?-1540)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Cassano all'Jonio
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Anastasia
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Eustachio
Succeeded by