Filippo Boncompagni

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Filippo Boncompagni (September 7, 1548 – June 9, 1586) was an Italian Cardinal, created by Pope Gregory XIII (his uncle) on June 2, 1572.

Born at Bologna, he served as superintendent general of the Papal States (Cardinal-Nephew) during his pontificate (1572–85). He occupied several curial offices (grand penitentiary, prefect of the S.C. of the Tridentine Council). He participated in the papal conclave, 1585 as a leader of the cardinals created by Gregory XIII. He was buried in the Liberian Basilica, of which he was archpriest.

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