Filippo Guastavillani

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Filippo Guastavillani

Filippo Guastavillani (1541–1587) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Filippo Guastavillani was born in Bologna September 28, 1541, the son of Bolognese patricians Angelo Michele Guastavillani and Giacoma Boncompagni.[1] His mother was the sister of Pope Gregory XIII.[1] He was the cousin of Cardinal Filippo Boncompagni.[1]

As a young man, he received the tonsure in Bologna.[1] There, he was a member of the Council of the Forty from 1571 to 1576.[1] He was also Bologna's Gonfaloniere of Justice.[1]

His uncle Pope Gregory XIII made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of July 5, 1574.[1] He received the red hat and the deaconry of Santa Maria Nova on July 14, 1574.[1] On November 8, 1577, he opted for the deaconry of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.[1] He became the Governor of Spoleto in 1578, and served as the Governor of Ancona from October 18, 1578 to 1585.[1] He served as cardinal protector of Loreto Cathedral from December 11, 1580 until his death.[1] On December 19, 1583, he opted for the deaconry of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria.[1]

He participated in the papal conclave of 1585 that elected Pope Sixtus V.[1] The new pope named him Governor of Montis Castelli Tudertini in 1585.[1] On January 7, 1587, Cardinal Guastavillani opted for the deaconry of Sant'Eustachio.[1] He was the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church from May 14, 1584 until his death.[1] He was also Governor of Bologna and Ferrara.[1]

He died in Rome on August 17, 1587.[1] He was initially buried in Santi Apostoli.[1] The next year, his remains were transferred to Bologna and buried in the Church of San Francesco.[1]

References[edit]

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