Francesco Maria Tarugi

Francesco Maria Tarugi, C.O. (French: François-Marie Tarugi) (1525 – 11 June, 1608) was a Roman Catholic cardinal.

His Eminence

Francesco Maria Tarugi
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
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Francesco Maria Tarugi
ChurchCatholic Church
Consecration21 Dec 1592
by Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici
Personal details
Died11 June, 1608 (age 83)


He arrived to Rome in 1555, and there joined the oratory of St Philip Neri. In 1571, at age 45, he decided to become a priest with the Oratorians. In 1586, Tarugi moved to Naples, where he assisted in the foundation of the Oratory there. In 1592, he was appointed to the See of Avignon, where he worked to implement the reforms of the Council of Trent. On 21 Dec 1592, he was consecrated bishop by Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici, Archbishop of Florence.[1] Tarugi was created Cardinal in 1596, and the following year was appointed Archbishop of Siena. Pope Paul V granted Tarugi permission to return to the Roman Oratory towards the end of his life.[2]

While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of Pietro Aldobrandini, Archbishop of Ravenna (1604).[3]


  1. ^ Miranda, Salvador. "TARUGI, Orat., Francesco Maria (1525-1608)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. OCLC 53276621. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ New Brunswick oratory[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ Cheney, David M. "François-Marie Cardinal Tarugi, C.O." Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Archbishop of Avignon
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all'Isola
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Siena
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Succeeded by
Preceded by Oldest living Member of the Sacred College
24 February 1605 - 11 June 1608
Succeeded by