Marco Cornaro (cardinal)

Marco Cornaro (1482 – 24 July 1524) (called Cardinal Cornaro and Cardinal Cornelius) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal and bishop.

Girolamo and Cardinal Marco Corner Investing Marco, Abbot of Carrara, with His Benefice by Titian (ca. 1520).

BiographyEdit

A member of the House of Cornaro, Marco Cornaro was born in Venice in 1482, the son of Giorgio Cornaro and Elisabetta Morosini.[1] He was the nephew of Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus.[1] He was ordained a priest by Pope Clement VII.[2] His older brother Francesco Cornaro was also a cardinal.[1] Early in his life, Marco Cornaro was a protonotary apostolic.[1]

Pope Alexander VI made Cornaro a cardinal deacon in the consistory of 28 September 1500.[1] He received the deaconry of Santa Maria in Campitelli on 5 October 1500.[1]

He arrived in Rome on 1 September 1503 and then participated in both the papal conclave of September 1503 that elected Pope Pius III, and the papal conclave of October 1503 that elected Pope Julius II.[1]

On 29 November 1503 he became apostolic administrator of the see of Verona, occupying this post to his death.[1] He was elected Bishop of Famagusta on 11 December 1503; he resigned this see on 1 July 1504.[1] In July 1506, he was named titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, holding this see until 30 October 1507, and then again from 11 June 1521 until his death.[1] In January 1511, he accompanied Pope Julius II during the siege of Mirandola.[1] The pope then named him papal legate to the Patrimonium Sancti Petri, holding this position until 1514.[1] He was also involved in the negotiations to reconcile the Republic of Venice with Pope Julius II.[1]

He participated in the papal conclave of 1513 that elected Pope Leo X.[1] On 19 March 1513 he opted for the deaconry of Santa Maria in Via Lata.[1]

During the Fifth Council of the Lateran, he served on the Commission of Reform.[1]

He became a canon of Treviso Cathedral on 23 April 1513.[1] On 11 December 1513 he became chancellor of the metropolitan see of Nicosia.[1] On 4 April 1514, he was elected Bishop of Nemosia; he resigned this see on 22 March 1516.[1] On 9 March 1517 he became Bishop of Padua, occupying that see until his death.[1] On 4 November 1517 he became a member of the commission of cardinals on war with the Ottoman Empire.[1] He became administrator of the see of Nardò and legate to the Patrimonium Sancti Petri on 24 January 1519, holding this office until 20 February 1521.[1]

He became cardinal protodeacon on 20 December 1520.[1] He participated in the papal conclave of 1521–22 that elected Pope Adrian VI.[1] As cardinal protodeacon, he announced Adrian VI's election to the people of Rome on 9 January 1522 and crowned the pope in the papal coronation held in St. Peter's Basilica on 31 January 1522.[1]

He participated in the papal conclave of 1523 that elected Pope Clement VII.[1] As cardinal protodeacon, he crowned the new pope on 26 November 1523.[1] Cardinal Cornaro was one of three cardinals whom the new pope named to inquire about the Lutherans.[1]

On 14 December 1523 he opted for the order of cardinal priests and the titular church of San Marco.[1] On 20 May 1524 he opted for the order of cardinal bishops and the Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano.[1] He opted for the Suburbicarian Diocese of Palestrina on 15 June 1524.[1]

He died in Venice on 24 July 1524.[1] He was initially buried in the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.[1] In 1570, his remains, along with those of the other cardinals of his family, were transferred to St Mark's Basilica.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Miranda, Salvador. "CORNARO, Marco (1482-1524)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. OCLC 53276621.
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. "Marco Cardinal Cornaro". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved February 14, 2019. [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giovanni Battista Zeno
Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Portico
1500–1513
Succeeded by
Bernardo Dovizi da Bibbiena
Preceded by
Giovanni Michiel
Administrator of Verona
1503–1524
Succeeded by
Giovanni Matteo Giberti
Preceded by
Alvise Cippico
Bishop of Famagusta
1503–1504
Succeeded by
Mattia Ugoni
Preceded by
Francisco Lloris y de Borja
Titular Patriarch of Constantinople
1506–1507 (1st term)
Succeeded by
Tamás Bakócz
Preceded by
Pedro Luis de Borja Lanzol de Romaní
Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata
1513–1523
Succeeded by
Alessandro Cesarini (seniore)
Preceded by
Nicola Dolci
Bishop of Nemosia
1514–1516
Succeeded by
Paul Borgasius
Preceded by
Sisto Gara della Rovere
Bishop of Padua
1517–1524
Succeeded by
Francesco Pisani
Preceded by
Luigi d'Aragona
Administrator of Nardò
1519–1521
Succeeded by
Giacomo Antonio Acquaviva
Preceded by
Franciotto Orsini
Archpriest of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano
1520–1524
Succeeded by
Francesco Cornaro (seniore)
Preceded by
Tamás Bakócz
Titular Patriarch of Constantinople
1521–1524 (2nd term)
Succeeded by
Egidio da Viterbo
Preceded by
Domenico Grimani
Cardinal-Priest of San Marco
1523
Succeeded by
Francesco Pisani
Preceded by
Pietro de Accolti de Aretio
Cardinal-Bishop of Albano
1524
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Pucci
Preceded by
Pietro de Accolti de Aretio
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
1524
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Pucci