Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia
Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia was born in Castle Veziano, a family fief near Mazara del Vallo, Kingdom of Sicily on May 20, 1550, the son of Carlo d'Aragona Tagliavia, Viceroy of Sicily, and his wife Margherita Ventimiglia. He was the grand-nephew of Cardinal Pietro Tagliavia d'Aragonia.
Pope Gregory XIII made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of December 12, 1583. He did not participate in the papal conclave of 1585 that elected Pope Sixtus V. He received the red hat and the deaconry of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri on May 20, 1585. That month, he was also appointed vice-protector of Spain.
He participated in the first papal conclave of 1590 that elected Pope Urban VII; in the second papal conclave of 1590 that elected Pope Gregory XIV; in the papal conclave of 1591 that elected Pope Innocent IX; and in the papal conclave of 1592 that elected Pope Clement VIII.
On December 9, 1592, he opted for the titular church of Sant'Anastasia; then for Saint Jerome of the Croats on August 18, 1597; then for Santa Prassede of February 21, 1600; and then for San Lorenzo in Lucina on August 30, 1600. He also became the protopriest.
On June 17, 1602, he opted for the order of cardinal bishops, receiving the Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano and being consecrated as a bishop. He opted for the Suburbican Diocese of Sabina on February 19, 1603.