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Antonio Pallavicini Gentili

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Antonio Pallavicini Gentili
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
ChurchRoman Catholic
In office1503–1507
Created cardinal9 March 1489
by Pope Innocent VIII
Personal details
Bornc. 1441
Died10 September 1507
(aged c. 66)
BuriedSanta Maria del Popolo,

Antonio Gentile Pallavicini[1] (Genoa, c. 1441 – 10 September 1507) was an Italian Cardinal.[2] He was considered papabile in 1492.[3] Bishop of Frascati from April until December 1503; later bishop of Palestrina.


He was bishop of Ventimiglia from 1484;[4] then bishop of Ourense in Spain from 1486.[5] From 1484 to 1489 he was Papal Datary in the Roman Curia, and therefore did not reside in Ventimiglia. In 1493, the pope Alexander VI appointed him bishop of Pamplona, taking over from Cesare Borgia, against the will of the monarchs of Navarre, and finding instead the veiled support of Ferdinand II of Aragon.[6]

There is a well-known portrait by Titian. He was buried in the Old St. Peter's Basilica but his tomb was transferred to the Montemirabile Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo in 1596.

Antonio's nephew was the cardinal Giovanni Battista Pallavicino (1480–1524).

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  1. ^ Antonio Pallavicino, Antonio Gentile Pallavicini, Antoniotto Pallavicini.
  2. ^ From 1489; he was bishop of Frascati in 1503, and in the same year bishop of Palestrina.
  3. ^ Miranda, Salvador. "PALLAVICINI, Antonio Gentile (1441–1507)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. OCLC 53276621.
  4. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Ventimiglia-San Remo". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved December 16, 2021. [self-published]
  5. ^ Cheney, David M. "Antonio Gentile Cardinal Pallavicini †". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved December 16, 2021. [self-published]
  6. ^ Adot Lerga, Álvaro (2005). Juan de Albret y Catalina de Foix o la defensa del Estado navarro (1483–1517). Pamplona/Iruña: Pamiela. pp. 156–158. ISBN 84-7681-443-7.

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