Cristoforo Giacobazzi

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Cristoforo Giacobazzi (d. 1540) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Cristoforo Giacobazzi was born in Rome, the son of Jacomo Giacobazzi and Camilla de Astallis.[1] He was the nephew of Cardinal Domenico Giacobazzi, who took responsibility for Cristoforo's education.[2]

On February 21, 1517, he became a canon of the cathedral chapter of St. Peter's Basilica.[3] He was elected bishop of Cassano on March 23, 1523 when his uncle resigned the see in his favor.[4] He later became an auditor of the Roman Rota.[5] From October 1534 to December 1536, he was a datary.[6] On August 23, 1535, he was named to a commission charged with studying reform of the Roman Curia.[7]

Pope Paul III created him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 22, 1536.[8] He received the red hat on December 23, 1536, and the titular church of Sant'Anastasia on January 15, 1537.[9] On September 6, 1537, he opted for the titular church of Sant'Eustachio, a deaconry raised pro illa vice to title, though he maintained his former titular church in commendam.[10]

On December 10, 1537 he, along with Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, was named papal legate to restore the peace between Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Francis I of France (though the cardinals were not informed of the legation until the consistory celebrated in Piacenza on April 30, 1538).[11] On April 21, 1539, he was made legate to Perugia and Umbria.[12]

He died in Perugia on October 7, 1540 and was buried there.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  2. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  3. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  4. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  5. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  6. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  7. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  8. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  9. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  10. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  11. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  12. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  13. ^ Biography from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church