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Pietro Aldobrandini

Pietro Aldobrandini
Cardinal & Archbishop of Ravenna
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See Ravenna
Installed 17 October 1604
Term ended 10 February 1621
Predecessor Cristoforo Boncompagni
Successor Luigi Capponi
Other posts Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
Ordination December 1598
Consecration 17 October 1604
Created Cardinal 17 September 1593
Rank Cardinal-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
Born (1571-03-31)31 March 1571
Rome, Italy
Died 10 February 1621(1621-02-10) (aged 49)
Rome, Italy
Buried S. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic
Parents Pietro Aldobrandini (d. 1587), Flaminia Ferracci (d. 1605)

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

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. He became archbishop of Ravenna in 1604.

He bought the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj,[1] and spent large sums on this and other buildings such as the Villa Aldobrandini.[2] He was a patron of Torquato Tasso, and of Girolamo Frescobaldi.[3]


External links

  • Pietro Cardinal Aldobrandini at Catholic-Hierarchy
  • Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

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