Albani was born in Urbino, from Orazio, brother of Pope Clement XI, and Maria Bernardina Ondedei-Zonghi. A nephew of the Pope, he became Cardinal Bishop of Sabina (1711). He was the elder brother of Cardinal Alessandro Albani, an even more famous collector.
As a patron of ecclesiastical literature, he left a valuable library, a gallery of paintings and sculpture, and a cabinet of coins that eventually was added to the Vatican collection. He edited, in two volumes, the letters, briefs, and bulls of Clement XI (1724), the Menologium Græcorum (1727), and historical memoirs of Urbino (1722–24).
- Sofri (1960)
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- Catholic Encyclopedia
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