Giacomo Filippo Fransoni
|Giacomo Filippo Fransoni|
|Prefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith|
|Appointed||21 November 1834|
|Term ended||20 April 1856|
|Predecessor||Carlo Maria Pedicini|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina|
|Ordination||14 March 1807|
|Consecration||8 December 1822
by Pietro Francesco Galeffi
|Created Cardinal||2 October 1826|
|Birth name||Giacomo Filippo Fransoni|
10 December 1775|
|Died||20 April 1856(aged 80)|
Giacomo Filippo Fransoni (10 December 1775 – 20 April 1856) was an Italian Cardinal who served from 1834 to 1856 as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith.
On 7 September 1822 he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus and ordained to the episcopate three months later. On 21 January 1823, aged 47, he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Portugal. On 2 October 1826, aged 50, he was elevated to the cardinalate and named Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli.
On 21 November 1834, he was appointed Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in the Curia. On 28 September 1855, aged almost 80, his titular church was changed to that of San Lorenzo in Lucina.
He died on 20 April 1856, aged 80. He had been a priest for 49 years, a bishop for 33 and a cardinal for almost 30.