Giovanni Antonio Guadagni

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Giovanni Antonio Guadagni
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See San Martino ai Monti (deaconory) as Frascati and Porto (diocese)

Giovanni Antonio Guadagni (1674-1759) was a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.[1]


Born[2] in a wealthy family in Florence, at the time under the rule of the house of Medici. His mother was the sister of Pope Clement XII. In his youth he studied law and received a degree in civil and canon law from the university of Pisa. In the early years of 18th century he joined the order of Discalced Carmelites and was ordained as catholic priest on 11 March 1702. Guadagni was later named master of the novice and provincial father for his order. In 1724 he was named by pope Benedict XIII Bishop of Arezzo where a diocesan synod was celebrated in 1730 under his leadership. In 1731 he was named cardinal deacon and from 1732 he assumed the duties as Vicar for of his holiness for the diocese of Rome. In 1750 he was promoted as Cardinal Bishop and with the title of the suburb icarian see of Frascati[3] in 1756 he was transferred to the see of porto Santa Rufina. Guadagni was also named subdean of the college of the cardinals.


  1. ^ [1] From Catholic Hierarchy website
  2. ^ [2] From Prof.Miranda website
  3. ^ [3] From Suburbicarian diocese of Frascati website