Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi

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Cardinal Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi.
Not to be confused with his nephew, Niccolò I Ludovisi (Prince of Piombino)

Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi (15 September 1608 – 9 August 1687) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Bologna. He was a cousin of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi.[1]

On 6 February 1645 he was appointed Archbishop of Bologna and a month later (6 March 1645) he was elevated to cardinal by Pope Innocent X. He served as Cardinal-Priest of the Basilica di Sant'Agostino and then the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

In 1650 he was appointed Major Penitentiary and in 1683 he was appointed Dean of the College of Cardinals. He held both position until his death.[2] Between 1658 and 1659 he served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ S. Miranda: Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: Niccolò Cardinal Albergati-Ludovisi
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Girolamo Colonna
Archbishop of Bologna
1645–1651
Succeeded by
Geronimo Boncompagni
Preceded by
Carlo Rossetti
Cardinal Bishop of Porto-Santa Rufina
1681–1683
Succeeded by
Alderano Cybo
Preceded by
Cesare Facchinetti
Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni
1683–1687
Succeeded by
Alderano Cybo