Luigi Macchi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Luigi Macchi (March 3, 1832 in Viterbo - March 29, 1907 in Rome) was an Italian Catholic nobleman and a Cardinal.

He was a nephew of Cardinal Vincenzo Macchi. In 1859, he was ordained a priest. In 1860, he was referendary of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature of Grace. Pope Leo XIII created him a cardinal in the consistory of February 11, 1889. As protodeacon since 1899, Cardinal Macchi announced the election of cardinal Giuseppe Sarto at the end of the conclave of 1903 and crowned him on August 9, 1903. Four years later, Cardinal Macchi died after an illness at the age of 75.

External links[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Isidoro Verga
Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata
1896–1907
Succeeded by
Louis Billot, S.J
Preceded by
Teodolfo Mertel
Cardinal Protodeacon
1899–1907
Succeeded by
Andreas Steinhuber, S.J.