Antonio Tosti

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San Pietro in Montorio where Tosti served as Cardinal-Priest.

Antonio Tosti (4 October 1776 – 20 March 1866)[1] was Catholic Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome and later Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals and Librarian of the Vatican Library.

Personal life[edit]

Tosti was born on 4 October 1776 in Rome and died on 20 March 1866, also in Rome.

Cardinal-Priest[edit]

Little else is known of Tosti's personal life and few official records exist prior to his elevation to Cardinal (in pectore) and appointment as Cardinal-Priest of San Pietro in Montorio on 18 February 1839 where he served until his death.[2]

Official Vatican roles[edit]

In 1859 Tosti was appointed Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals (not to be confused with the role of Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church).

Tosti resigned from this post in 1860 upon appointment as the Librarian of the Vatican Library, a title he held until his death in 1866.[3]

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See also[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Clarissimo Falconieri Mellini
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
1859 – 1860
Succeeded by
Gaspare Bernardo Pianetti
Preceded by
Angelo Mai (–1854)
Librarian of the Vatican Library
1860 – 1866
Succeeded by
(1869–) Jean-Baptiste-François Pitra