Alessandro Mattei

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Alessandro Mattei
Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia e Velletri
SeeOstia e Velletri
Appointed26 September 1814
Term ended20 April 1820
PredecessorLeonardo Antonelli
SuccessorGiulio Maria della Somaglia
Other post(s)Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica
Ordination27 February 1768
Consecration23 February 1777
by Bernardino Giraud
Created cardinal12 July 1779
Personal details
Born(1744-02-20)20 February 1744
Died20 April 1820(1820-04-20) (aged 76)
DenominationRoman 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]

Ordination history of
Alessandro Mattei
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byBernardino Giraud
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Alessandro Mattei as principal consecrator
Pietro Francesco Galleffi12 September 1819

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]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
2 April 1800 – 27 March 1809
Succeeded by
Preceded by Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina
27 March 1809 – 26 September 1814
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Ostia
26 September 1814 – 20 April 1820
Succeeded by
Dean of the College of Cardinals
26 September 1814 – 20 April 1820