Papal conclave, 1669–70

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Papal conclave
1669–70
Sede vacante.svg
Coat of arms during the vacancy of the Holy See
Dates and location
20 December 1669 – 29 April 1670
Apostolic Palace, Papal States
Key officials
Dean Francesco Barberini
Sub-Dean Marzio Ginetti
Camerlengo Antonio Barberini
Protopriest Virginio Orsini
Protodeacon Francesco Maidalchini
Election
Vetoed Benedetto Odescalchi, Pietro Vidoni (disputed)
Elected Pope
Emilio Bonaventura Altieri
(Name taken: Clement X)
Clement X.jpg

The papal conclave from 20 December 1669 to 29 April 1670 elected Cardinal Emilio Altieri as Pope Clement X.

Cardinal electors[edit]

Elector Nationality Order Title Elevated Elevator Notes
Francesco Barberini Florentine Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Ostia e Velletri 1623, 2 October Urban VIII Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal-nephew
Marzio Ginetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina 1626, 19 January Urban VIII Sub-Dean of the College of Cardinals; Left 30 March
Antonio Barberini, iuniore Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Palestrina 1627, 30 August Urban VIII Cardinal-nephew; Left 3 February; Returned 17 March; Left 28 March
Francesco Maria Brancaccio Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Frascati 1633, 28 November Urban VIII
Ulderico Carpegna Roman Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Albano 1633, 28 November Urban VIII
Giulio Gabrielli Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Sabina 1641, 16 December Urban VIII
Virginio Orsini 1641, 16 December Urban VIII Absent 24 to 27 January; Left 27 February
Cardinal Rinaldo d'Este 1641, 16 December Urban VIII
Cesare Facchinetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Spoleto 1643, 13 July Urban VIII
Carlo Rossetti Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Faenza 1643, 13 July Urban VIII
Niccolò Albergati-Ludovisi 1645, 6 March Innocent X Left 18 March
Federico Sforza 1645, 6 March Innocent X
Benedetto Odescalchi 1645, 6 March Innocent X Vetoed by France; Future Pope Innocent XI
Alderano Cybo Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Iesi 1645, 6 March Innocent X
Lorenzo Raggi 1647, 7 October Innocent X Left 7 January
Jean François Paul de Gondi 1652, 19 February Innocent X Arrived 16 January (entered 18 January)
Luigi Omodei 1652, 19 February Innocent X
Pietro Vito Ottoboni 1652, 19 February Innocent X Future Alexander VIII
Marcello Publicola Santacroce Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Tivoli 1652, 19 February Innocent X Left 7 February; Returned 16 February
Friedrich von Hessen-Darmstadt, O.S.Io.Hieros 1652, 19 February Innocent X Arrived 21 December
Lorenzo Imperiali 1652, 19 February Innocent X Left 7 January; Returned 30 January
Giberto Borromeo 1652, 19 February Innocent X Arrived 26 December
Giovanni Battista Spada 1654, 2 March Innocent X Left 3 February
Francesco Albizzi 1654, 2 March Innocent X
Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona, iuniore 1654, 2 March Innocent X Left 27 February
Carlo Pio di Savoia 1654, 2 March Innocent X
Carlo Gualterio 1654, 2 March Innocent X Cardinal-nephew
Flavio Chigi, seniore Roman 1657, 9 April Alexander VII Cardinal-nephew
Girolamo Buonvisi Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Lucca 1657, 9 April Alexander VII
Scipione Pannocchieschi d'Elci Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Pisa 1657, 9 April Alexander VII Arrived 28 December; Left 24 March; Died 13 April 1670
Antonio Bichi Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Osimo 1657, 9 April Alexander VII Cardinal-nephew
Pietro Vidoni 1660, 5 April Alexander VII Possibly vetoed by Spain,[1] but this is disputed.[2]
Girolamo Boncompagni Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Bologna 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Celio Piccolomini 1664, 14 January Alexander VII Left 28 January; Returned 23 February
Carlo Bonelli 1664, 14 January Alexander VII Left 23 February; Returned 16 March
Carlo Carafa della Spina 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Alfonso Litta Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Milan 1664, 14 January Alexander VII Arrived 30 December
Neri Corsini, seniore 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri degli Albertoni 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Cesare Rasponi 1664, 14 January Alexander VII Legate in Urbino
Giannicolò Conti di Poli Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Ancona 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Giacomo Filippo Nini 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Carlo Roberti 1666, 15 February Alexander VII Legate in Romandiola
Giulio Spinola 1666, 15 February Alexander VII
Vitaliano Visconti 1666, 15 February Alexander VII
Innico Caracciolo d'Airola Cardinal-bishop Arch-bishop of Naples 1666, 15 February Alexander VII Arrived 22 December
Giovanni Delfino 1667, 7 March Alexander VII
Giacomo Rospigliosi 1667, 12 December Clement IX Cardinal-nephew; Legate in Avignon
Emmanuel Théodose de la Tour d'Auvergne de Bouillon French 1669, 5 August Clement IX Arrived 16 January (entered 20 January)
Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero Spanish 1669, 5 August Clement IX Arrived 19 April; Entered 23 April
Francesco Nerli, seniore Florentine 1669, 29 November Clement IX
Emilio Altieri 1669, 29 November Clement IX Elected Pope Clement X
Carlo Cerri 1669, 29 November Clement IX
Lazaro Pallavicino 1669, 29 November Clement IX Left 22 February; Returned 15 March
Giovanni Bona, O.Cist 1669, 29 November Clement IX
Francesco Maidalchini 1647, 7 October Innocent X Cardinal-nephew
Carlo Barberini 1653, 23 June Innocent X
Decio Azzolino, iuniore 1654, 2 March Innocent X
Giacomo Franzoni Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Camerino 1658, 29 April Alexander VII
Francesco Maria Mancini 1660, 5 April Alexander VII
Angelo Celsi 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Paolo Savelli 1664, 14 January Alexander VII
Leopoldo de' Medici Florentine 1667, 12 December Clement IX
Sigismondo Chigi 1667, 12 December Clement IX
Niccolò Acciaioli Florentine 1669, 29 November Clement IX
Bonaccorso Bonaccorsi 1669, 29 November Clement IX Left 27 March

Absentee cardinals[edit]

Elector Nationality Order Title Elevated Elevator Notes
Girolamo Grimaldi Cardinal-bishop Archbishop of Aix, France 1643, 13 July Urban VIII
Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo Barbarigo Cardinal-bishop Bishop of Padua 1660, 5 April Alexander VII
Pascual de Aragón-Córdoba-Cardona y Fernández de Córdoba 1660, 5 April Alexander VII
Luis Guillermo de Moncada de Aragón Luna de Peralta y de la Cerda 1667, 7 March Alexander VII Duke of Bivona

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Zizola, Giancarlo. 1993. Il conclave. Storia e segreti. L'elezione papale da San Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II. Rome: Newton. p. 124.
  2. ^ Baumgartner, Frederic. 2003. Behind locked doors. A history of the papal elections. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 160.