Domenico Giacobazzi

Domenico Giacobazzi (1444–1528) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.


Domenico Giacobazzi was born in Rome in 1444, the son of a Roman patrician, Cristoforo Giacobazzi de Facheschis.[1] He was the uncle of Cardinal Girolamo Verallo.[1] He studied Christian theology, civil law, and canon law.[1]

He became a consistorial advocate in 1485.[1] In 1493, he became an Auditor of the Roman Rota, later becoming its dean.[1] He became a canon of the cathedral chapter of St. Peter's Basilica in 1503.[1]

On November 8, 1511, he was elected Bishop of Nocera dei Pagani.[1] He held that office until August 14, 1517, when he resigned in favor of his brother Andrea Giacobazzi.[1] He participated in the Fifth Council of the Lateran.[1] He became the pope's vicar general.[1]

Pope Leo X made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of July 1, 1517.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Lorenzo in Panisperna on July 6, 1517.[1] On July 10, 1517, he opted for the titular church of San Bartolomeo all'Isola, then, on August 20, 1519, for San Clemente.[1] He was the administrator of the see of Cassano from December 2, 1519 until March 23, 1523.[1]

He participated in both the papal conclave of 1521-22 that elected Pope Adrian VI, and in the papal conclave of 1523 that elected Pope Clement VII.[1]

In 1524, he became Bishop of Nocera dei Pagani for a second time following the death of his brother.[1] He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from January 11, 1527 to 1528.[1]

He died in Rome in 1528 and is buried in Sant'Eustachio.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Miranda, Salvador. "GIACOBAZZI, Domenico (1444-1528)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bernardino Orsini
Bishop of Nocera de' Pagani (1st term)
Succeeded by
Andrea Giacobazzi
Preceded by
Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Panisperna
Succeeded by
Stanislaw Hosius
Preceded by
Egidio da Viterbo
Cardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all'Isola
Succeeded by
Jean Le Veneur
Preceded by
Luigi de' Rossi
Cardinal-Priest of San Clemente
Succeeded by
Andrea Matteo Palmieri
Preceded by
Nicola Tomacelli
Administrator of Cassano all'Jonio
Succeeded by
Cristoforo Giacobazzi
Preceded by
Andrea Giacobazzi
Bishop of Nocera de' Pagani (2nd term)
Succeeded by
Paolo Giovio
Preceded by
Tamás Bakócz
Oldest living Member of the Sacred College
11 June 1521 - 1528
Succeeded by
Pietro Accolti