Giori was born 11 May 1586 in Capodacqua, the son of Giovanni Francesco Giori and Polidora Polini. He began his studies at the Grammatica at Camerino and completed them at the Archgymnasium of Rome, where he studied literature, rhetoric, Greek, logic, physics and Latin and graduated in civil and criminal canon law.
Allying himself with his uncle Cesareo Giori, Angelo entered the service of cardinal Maffeo Barberini, later to become Pope Urban VIII, as his secretary. Giori acted as pedante to the Pope's nephews - Taddeo, Francesco and Antonio Barberini - while they were still of school age.
On his death in 1662 he was buried at Camerino in the church of Santa Maria in via.
References and notes
- S. Miranda: Angelo Giori
- Pope Alexander the Seventh and the College of Cardinals by John Bargrave, edited by James Craigie Robertson (reprint; 2009)
- Note: later, when Maffeo Barberini became pope, Antonio and Francesco would both become cardinals themselves while Taddeo was made Prince of the family's commune, Palestrina.
- Portrait and lineage of Angelo Giori
- Portraits of Angelo Giori by Albert Clouet and Andrea Sacchi
- Portrait of Angelo Giori
- (Italian) Fondo Del Drago (partially indexed), Archivio di Stato di Roma. The Fondo's online indexes - contains the archives of the Del Drago, Gentili, Giori and Sparapani families.