Alessandro Mattei

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His Eminence
Alessandro Mattei
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia e Velletri
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See Ostia e Velletri
Appointed 26 September 1814
Term ended 20 April 1820
Predecessor Leonardo Antonelli
Successor Giulio Maria della Somaglia
Other posts Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica
Ordination 27 February 1768
Consecration 23 February 1777
by Bernardino Giraud
Created Cardinal 12 July 1779
Rank Cardinal-Bishop
Personal details
Born (1744-02-20)20 February 1744
Died 20 April 1820(1820-04-20) (aged 76)
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Alessandro Mattei (20 February 1744, Rome – 20 April 1820) was an Italian Cardinal, and a significant figure in papal diplomacy of the Napoleonic period. He was from the Roman aristocratic House of Mattei.

He became Archbishop of Ferrara in 1777, and was named cardinal in 1779.

He became Bishop of Palestrina in 1800, Bishop of Porto-Santa Rufina in 1809, and Bishop of Ostia in 1814.[1] From 1817 to his death he was archpriest of St Peter's Basilica.

Episcopal succession[edit]

Cardinal Bernardino Giraud consecrated Mattei to the episcopacy on 23 February 1777. Having himself consecrated Pietro Francesco Galleffi to the episcopacy, Cardinal Mattei is in the episcopal lineage of Pope Francis.[2]

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Bernardino Giraud
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Pietro Francesco Galleffi 12 September 1819


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Leonardo Antonelli
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
2 April 1800 – 27 March 1809
Succeeded by
Aurelio Roverella
Preceded by
Luigi Valenti Gonzaga
Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
27 March 1809 – 26 September 1814
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Maria Doria Pamphilj
Preceded by
Leonardo Antonelli
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia
26 September 1814 – 20 April 1820
Succeeded by
Giulio Maria della Somaglia