Timoleon Raimondi

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Timoleon Raimondi (5 May 1827 – 27 September 1894) (Chinese :高雷門) was the Last Prefect and First Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong (17 November 1874).


Raimondi was born in Milan, Italy. He was the younger brother of Antonio Raimondi, a prominent naturalist who worked in Peru. Timoleon was ordained as a priest on 25 May 1850. He was appointed as prefect of Hong Kong in Hong Kong on 27 December 1868.

Raimondi was also:

He died in Hong Kong on 27 September 1894.

Raimondi College in the Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island was named after him.

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    Catholic Church titles
    Preceded by
    Luigi Ambrosi
    Prefect Apostolic of Hong Kong
    Elevated to apostolic vicariate
    New title Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong
    Succeeded by
    Louis Piazzoli
    Preceded by
    Hugh Conway
    Bishop of Achantus
    Succeeded by
    John Joseph Clancy