Fabio Blondus de Montealto

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Fabio Blondus de Montealto
Patriarch of Jerusalem
Church Catholic Church
Archdiocese Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
In office1588–1618
Predecessor Scipione Gonzaga
Successor Francesco Cennini de' Salamandri
Orders
Consecration17 January 1588
by  Scipione Gonzaga
Personal details
Died6 December 1618

Fabio Blondus de Montealto or Fabio Biondi (died 6 December 1618) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Patriarch of Jerusalem (1588–1618). [1] [2]

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem patriarchate

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is the Catholic episcopal see of Jerusalem, officially seated in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It was originally established in 1099 with the Kingdom of Jerusalem encompassing the newly territories in the Holy Land conquered by the First Crusade. From 1374-1847 it was a titular see, with the Patriarchs of Jerusalem being based at the Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura in Rome. A resident Latin Patriarch was re-established in 1847 by Pius IX.

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Biography

On 8 January 1588, Fabio Blondus de Montealto was appointed by Pope Sixtus V as Patriarch of Jerusalem. [1] [2] [3] On 17 January 1588, he was consecrated bishop by Scipione Gonzaga, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria del Popolo with Giovanni Battista Albani, Patriarch of Alexandria, and Girolamo Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Nazareth, serving as co-consecrators. [3] He served as Patriarch of Jerusalem until his death on 6 December 1618. [1] [2] [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 210.(in Latin)
  2. 1 2 3 Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 203.(in Latin)
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Cheney, David M. "Patriarch Fabio Biondi (Blondus de Montealto)". Catholic-Hierarchy.org . Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]

Catholic-Hierarchy.org is an online database of bishops and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Catholic Churches. The website is not officially sanctioned by the Church. It is run as a private project by David M. Cheney in Kansas City.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Scipione Gonzaga
Patriarch of Jerusalem
1588–1618
Succeeded by
Francesco Cennini de' Salamandri