Giovanni Delfino (camerlengo)

Last updated
His Eminence

Giovanni Delfino
Cardinal-Priest of San Carlo ai Catinari
Church Catholic Church
Orders
Consecration27 Dec 1603
by  Alfonso Visconti
Personal details
Born15 December 1545
Venice, Italy
Died25 November 1622 (age 76)
Venice, Italy

Cardinal Giovanni Dolfin, often Italianized as Delfin or Delfino (Venice, 15 December 1545 - Venice, 25 November 1622), was an Italian politician and cardinal. He was one of several cardinals from his family by this name. He is the uncle of Cardinal Giovanni Delfino (iuniore).

Contents

Graduated in utroque jure at the University of Padua, he seemed to want to embrace the ecclesiastical state, but was instead initiated into a political and diplomatic career; after having exercised some minor offices in Venice, in 1577 he was appointed podestà and captain of Belluno.

Between 1582 and 1595 he was sent as ambassador of the Republic of Venice to Poland, Spain, Germany and France, whence he returned eight years later to go to the role of ambassador to the Holy See, a post he held until 1598. [1] In the same year he officially represented Venice at the wedding of Philip III of Spain and in 1601 to those of Henry IV of France and Maria de' Medici.

Returning to his homeland he took the post of San Marco's attorney and the reformer of Studio Padovano.

In 1603, the Bishop of Vicenza remained vacant, Pope Clement VIII decided to assign him to Dolfin, to whom he was bound by ties of sympathy and mutual respect, although he was not a priest and the Venetian law did not allow ecclesiastical offices to be held by those who they had resided at the court of Rome. [2] On 27 Dec 1603, he was consecrated bishop by Alfonso Visconti, Bishop of Spoleto, with Tommaso Contarini, Archbishop of Candia, and Leonardo Mocenigo, Bishop of Ceneda, serving as co-consecrators. [3]

Episcopal succession

While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of: [4]

See also

Related Research Articles

Pope Paul V 17th-century Catholic pope

Pope Paul V, born Camillo Borghese, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 16 May 1605 to his death in 1621. In 1611, he honored Galileo Galilei as a member of the Papal Accademia dei Lincei and supported his discoveries. In 1616, Pope Paul V instructed Cardinal Bellarmine to inform Galileo that the Copernican theory could not be taught as fact, but Bellarmine's certificate allowed Galileo to continue his studies in search for evidence and use the geocentric model as a theoretical device. That same year Paul V assured Galileo that he was safe from persecution so long as he, the Pope, should live. Bellarmine's certificate was used by Galileo for his defense at the trial of 1633.

Giovanni Delfino may refer to:

Girolamo Bernerio Italian cardinal

Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Galeazzo Sanvitale was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Bari-Canosa (1604–1606).

Giovanni Aldobrandini was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Fabio Blondus de Montealto or Fabio Biondi was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Patriarch of Jerusalem (1588–1618).

Cornelio Sozomeno was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Pula (1605–1617).

Giovanni Garzia Mellini Italian catholic cardinal (1562-1629)

Giovanni Garzia Mellini was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (1629), Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina (1627–1629), Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals (1623–1625), Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (1622–1629), Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati (1608–1627), Archbishop of Imola (1607–1611), and Apostolic Nuncio to Spain (1605–1607).

Ulpiano Volpi or Volpiano Volpi was an Italian Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Novara (1619–1629), and Archbishop of Chieti (1609–1615).

Ludovico Sarego was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Adria (1612–1622) and Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland (1613–1621).

Giovanni Battista del Tufo, C.R. was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Acerra (1587–1603).

Sebastiano Pisani (1606–1670) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Titular Archbishop of Thessalonica (1669–1670), Bishop of Verona (1653–1668) and Bishop of Ceneda (1639–1653).

Attilio Amalteo (1545–1633) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Apostolic Nuncio to Germany (1606–1610) and Titular Archbishop of Athenae (1606–1633).

The Delfini is a prominent noble family of Venice, part of the twelve original noble lineages of the Republic, known as the "apostolic families", thought to have elected the first Doge of Venice in the year 697 a.C.

Giovanni Delfino (cardinal) Italian playwright

Giovanni Dolfin was an Italian Catholic Cardinal and playwright.

Metello Bichi (1541–1619) was a Roman Catholic cardinal.

Matteo Priuli (1552–1608) was a Roman Catholic cardinal.

Pietro Emo, C.R. (1573–1629) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Crema (1616–1629) and Titular Bishop of Larissa in Syria (1612–1616).

Giorgio Cornaro (cardinal) italien cardinal

Giorgio Cornaro or Giorgio Corner (1658–1722) was a Roman Catholic cardinal and member of the Cornaro family.

Ottavio Bandini 17th-century Roman Catholic cardinal

Ottavio Bandini (1558–1629) was a Roman Catholic cardinal.

References

  1. Giovanni Mantese, Memorie storiche della Chiesa vicentina, IV/1, Dal 1563 al 1700, (Vicenza, Accademia Olimpica, 1974). p.143.
  2. Guglielmo Berchet, Relazioni degli stati europei lette al Senato dagli ambasciatori Veneti nel secolo decimosettimo, Venezia, 1857, Vol. I, page 56.
  3. Miranda, Salvador. "DELFINO, Giovanni (1545-1622)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University . Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  4. Cheney, David M. "Giovanni Cardinal Delfino". Catholic-Hierarchy.org . Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Michele Priuli (bishop)
Bishop of Vicenza
1603–1606
Succeeded by
Denis Delfino
Preceded by
Giovanni Evangelista Pallotta
Cardinal-Priest of San Matteo in Merulana
1604–1605
Succeeded by
Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino
Preceded by
Agostino Valier
Cardinal-Priest of San Marco
1605–1621
Succeeded by
Matteo Priuli (cardinal)
Preceded by
Matteo Priuli (cardinal)
Cardinal-Priest of San Girolamo dei Croati
1621–1622
Succeeded by
Péter Pázmány
Preceded by
Luigi Capponi
Cardinal-Priest of San Carlo ai Catinari
1622
Succeeded by