Luigi de' Rossi

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Raphael's Portrait of Leo X with cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi (Uffizi).

Luigi de' Rossi (1474–1519) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Luigi de' Rossi was born in Florence on August 6, 1474, the son of Leonetto de' Rossi and Maria de' Medici, a member of the House of Medici.[1] He was a cousin of Giovanni de' Medici, the future Pope Leo X, on his mother's side.[1] He and his cousin were educated together.[1]

Early in his career, he became a protonotary apostolic.[1]

Pope Leo X made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of July 1, 1517.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Clemente on July 6, 1517.[1]

He died in Rome on August 20, 1519.[1] He was initially buried in St. Peter's Basilica; his remains were later transferred to Santa Felicita, Florence.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church