Annibale Bozzuti

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Annibale Bozzuti (1521–1565) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Annibale Bozzuti was born in Montecalvo Irpino, Kingdom of Naples on February 2, 1521, the son of Ludovico Bozzuti and Lucrezia Guindazzi.[1] He was from a Neapolitan patrician family.[1]

He became a doctor of both laws before becoming a cleric in Naples. In 1547, he was Neapolitan ambassador to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.[1] Under Pope Paul III, he moved to Rome, becoming a protonotary apostolic participantium.[1] The pope made him a domestic prelate of His Holiness on June 4, 1549.[1] On June 6, 1549, he was named pro-legate in Bologna.[1] He later became a referendary of the Apostolic Signatura.[1] He was governor of Borgo in 1550.[1]

On June 15, 1551, he was elected to be Archbishop of Avignon.[1] He was governor of Borgo again in 1555.[1] He joined the Apostolic Camera on February 28, 1556, later serving as its president under Pope Paul IV.[1] On January 26, 1558, he was named governor of Civitavecchia.[1] He resigned the government of the Archdiocese of Avignon in 1562.[1]

Pope Pius IV made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of March 12, 1565.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Silvestro in Capite on May 15, 1565.[1]

He died in Chiace, near Naples, on October 6, 1565.[1] He was buried in Naples Cathedral.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Entry from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church