Pier Donato Cesi (1521-1586)

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Not to be confused with his relative, Pier Donato Cesi, iuniore (1583-1656).

Pier Donato Cesi (1521–1586) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal. He is sometimes referred to as Pier Donato Cesi, seniore (senior) to differentiate between him and his relative Pier Donato Cesi iuniore (1583–1656).[1]

In 1570 he was elevated to the Cardinalate and installed as Cardinal-Priest of Santa Barbara then San Vitale and finally Sant'Anastasia in 1584.[2]

Cesi was nominated at the Papal conclave of 1585 but was not elected.


  1. ^ S. Miranda: Pierdonato Cesi
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: Pierdonato Cardinal Cesi (Sr.)