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Aldobrandini, Cardinal Pietro (1571-1621)  (Art.-No.: 10083 ) 

letter signed and dated March 22, 1597 
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Letter signed by Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini (1571-1621). Became Cardinal under Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) Letter on old 16th century paper 26,5cm x 21cm / 10,5'x8,5' most probably written by a secretary, dated March 22. 1597 and addressed to : Al molto Ill. e molto ? Sig: come Il Veteoao di Todi di Todi Text in part : Ill et molto Di Sig. come Fiello. Ce stata…in questa S. Cons. la trà di V.J. con la quale Sa mandato il Sommario del processo nella causa della Moanca che si pretinde sia morta per ouone di nelins mandatoli dal padre in un sciroppo, et si è risoluto che se le dica che per esser la causa graue ella potrà oltre le deliginta che seriue Sauer fattio, carne altre magiori, essaminando qualese altro perito, et il padre et mie di detta Monaca, con dare poi pieno razzuaglio di quanto si sarà ritratto. Ct di cuore me le …et -omando. Di Roma à 22 di Marzo 1597 Come Fiello Signed by Cardinal Aldobrandini : 'Il?Card P Aldobrandini' His cardinal seal reads (if readable) : At left : ALDOBRANDISUS At right : PETRUS.S.R.I.DIAC.CARD In very good condition for a 409 years old letter! Birth. March 31, 1571, Rome. Son of Pietro Aldobrandini and Flaminia Ferracci. Nephew of Pope Clement VIII on his father's side. Cousin of Cardinal Cinzio Passeri Aldobrandini (1593). Uncle of Cardinals Silvestro Aldobrandini, O.S.Io.Hier. (1603), and Ippolito Aldobrandini, iuniore (1621). Education. Educated by the priests of the Congregation of the Oratory of S. Maria in Vallicella, Rome; St. Filippo Neri, who still lived there, predicted that he would be elevated to the cardinalate. Obtained a doctorate in utroque iure, both canon and civil law. Early life. Protonotary apostolic. Consistorial lawyer. Prefect of Castle Sant'Angelo, 1592. Abbot commendatario of Ss. Vincenzo ed Anastasio alle Tre Fonatane alle Acque Salvie. Sacred orders. (No information found). Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in the consistory of September 17, 1593; received the red hat and the deaconry of S. Nicola in Carcere, November 3, 1593. Together with Cardinal Cinzio Aldobrandini, named cardinal nipote or secretary of State; gradually, he took over the affairs of the papal court. Governor of Fermo, January 27, 1595 until December 14, 1605. Abbot commendatario of Fossanova, 1595. Governor of Ferrara, January 28, 1598 until July 1605; he had negotiated joining of the city to the Papal State. Legate a latere of the papal army in Ferrara. Accompanied the queen of Spain on her voyage from Ferrara to Milan. Priesthood. Ordained (no date found), on his return from that voyage by Pope Clement VIII in Loreto, togethe with Cardinal Bartolomeo Cesi. Named camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, ad vitam, December 20, 1599 until his death. Governor of Civita Castellana, February 28, 1600; prorogated for another triennium, February 20, 1603. He negotiated the rehabilitation of King Henri IV of France and the addition of Ferrara to the Papal State. Legate a latere to bless the marriage of King Henri IV of France and Caterina de' Medici in Florence, September 25, 1600. At the same time, he was named legate before King Henri IV of France and all the other kings and princes that would participate in the termination of the war started between France and the duke of Savoy for the marquisate of Saluzzo; the legation ended successfully on March 26, 1601. Grand penitentiary, 1602 until May 1605. Prefect of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Siganture (?). Opted for the order of cardinal priests and the title of S. Pancrazio, June 14, 1604. Poet Torquato Tasso dedicated him his work Discorsi del poema eroico. Episcopate. Elected archbishop of Ravenna, September 13, 1604. Consecrated, October 17, 1604, patriarchal Lateran basilica, Rome, by Pope Clement VIII, assisted by Cardinal Francesco Tarugi, Cardinal Alessandro de' Medici, and by Cardinal Ottavio Bandini. Participated in the two conclaves of 1605. Opted for the title of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, June 1, 1605. Abbot commendatario of Rosazzo, 1610. Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals, January 10, 1611 to January 9, 1612. Opted for the title of S. Maria in Trastevere, June 4, 1612. Opted for the order of cardinal bishops and the suburbicarian see of Sabina, retaining the archdiocese of Ravenna, August 31, 1620. Participated in the conclave of 1621; died the day after its closing. Protector and supporter of writers and painters. Death. February 10, 1621, in the palace where he resided in Rome. Buried in the church of S. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome (1). The funeral oration was delivered by Father Angelo Galluccio, S.J. For more information about Cardinal Aldobrandini visit :  
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