Pietro Aldobrandini

Pietro Aldobrandini (31 March 1571 – 10 February 1621) was an Italian cardinal and patron of the arts.

Pietro Aldobrandini
Cardinal & Archbishop of Ravenna
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SeeRavenna
Installed17 October 1604
Term ended10 February 1621
PredecessorCristoforo Boncompagni
SuccessorLuigi Capponi
Other postsCamerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
Orders
OrdinationDecember 1598
Consecration17 October 1604
by Ippolito Aldobrandini
Created cardinal17 September 1593
RankCardinal-deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere, then Cardinal-priest of S. Pancrazio, SS. Giovanni e Paolo, S. Maria in Trastevere, finally Cardinal-bishop of Sabina
Personal details
Born31 March 1571
Rome, Italy
Died10 February 1621(1621-02-10) (aged 49)
Rome, Italy
BuriedS. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
NationalityItalian
DenominationRoman Catholic
ParentsPietro Aldobrandini (d. 1587), Flaminia Ferracci (d. 1605)

BiographyEdit

He was made a cardinal in 1593 by his uncle, Pope Clement VIII. He took over the duchy of Ferrara in 1598 when it fell to the Papal States. On 17 Oct 1604, he was consecrated bishop by Pope Clement VIII, with François-Marie Tarugi, Archbishop of Siena, Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici, Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina, and Ottavio Bandini, Archbishop of Fermo, serving as co-consecrators.[1][2] He became archbishop of Ravenna in 1604.


He bought the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj,[3] and spent large sums on this and other buildings such as the Villa Aldobrandini.[4] He was a patron of Torquato Tasso, and of Girolamo Frescobaldi.[5]

WorksEdit

  • Bandi generali del cardinale Aldobrandino da osservarsi nella città, stato et legatione di Ferrara (in Italian). Ferrara: Vittorio Baldini. 1598.

ReferencesEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Federico Borromeo (seniore)
Cardinal-Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere
1593–1604
Succeeded by
Carlo Emmanuele Pio di Savoia
Preceded by
Enrico Caetani
Camerlengo of the Apostolic Chamber
1599–1621
Succeeded by
Ludovico Ludovisi
Preceded by
Girolamo Mattei
Cardinal-Priest of San Pancrazio
1604–1605
Succeeded by
Domenico Ginnasi
Preceded by
Cristoforo Boncompagni
Archbishop of Ravenna
1604–1621
Succeeded by
Luigi Capponi
Preceded by
Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona (seniore)
Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo
1605–1612
Succeeded by
Decio Carafa
Preceded by
Francesco Maria Bourbon Del Monte Santa Maria
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere
1612–1620
Succeeded by
Bartolomeo Cesi
Preceded by
Benedetto Giustiniani
Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
1620–1621
Succeeded by
Odoardo Farnese