List of Prime Ministers of the Papal States

This is a list of the prime ministers of the Papal States. Officially, the prime minister was recognized as the Minister of the Interior (Italian: Ministro della Interno), as the title of "chief of the government" was reserved to the Cardinal Secretary of State. The office was created by the granting of the Statute of the Papal States in 1848 to 1850, when Pope Pius IX disclaimed the Statute after the Roman Republic's fall in 1849.

Prime Minister of the Papal States
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StyleHis Excellency
AppointerPope Pius IX
FormationJuly 17, 1847
First holderCardinal Gabriele Ferretti
Final holderCardinal Carlo Emanuele Muzzarelli
AbolishedDecember 26, 1849

List of Prime Ministers (1847–1849)Edit

Political parties


Portrait Name
Took office Left office Political party Pope
  Cardinal Gabriele Ferretti
17 July 1847 21 January 1848 Clergy Pius IX
  Cardinal Giuseppe Bofondi
21 January 1848 10 March 1848 Clergy
  Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli
10 March 1848 4 May 1848 Clergy
  Count Terenzio Mamiani della Rovere
4 May 1848 6 August 1848 Moderate
  Count Edoardo Fabbri
6 August 1848 16 September 1848 Moderate
  Pellegrino Rossi
16 September 1848 15 November 1848 Moderate
  Cardinal Carlo Emanuele Muzzarelli
20 November 1848 25 April 1849 Clergy

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