Benedetto Giustiniani

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His Eminence
Benedetto Giustiniani
Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani (1554-1621).jpg
Church Catholic Church
See Roman Catholic Suburbicarian Diocese of Porto-Santa Rufina
Appointed 31 August 1620
Term ended 21 September 1631
Predecessor Giovanni Evangelista Pallotta
Successor Francesco Maria Bourbon del Monte
Other posts Papal treasurer, Papal legate to Bologna
Consecration 2 July 1612
by Pope Paul V
Created Cardinal 16 November 1586
Personal details
Born (1554-06-05)5 June 1554
Genoa, Italy
Died 27 March 1621(1621-03-27) (aged 66)
Buried Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Benedetto Giustiniani (5 June 1554 – 27 March 1621) was an Italian clergyman who was made a cardinal in the consistory of 16 November 1586 by Pope Sixtus V.

He participated in the papal conclaves of 1592 and 1621. From 1615 to 1620 he was bishop of the Sabina and from 1620 to 1621 of Porto. Either he or his brother Vincenzo commissioned the 1621-1629 painting of Saint John the Evangelist by Domenichino. His postmortem inventory contained 280 paintings.[1]


  1. ^ Squarzina, Silvia Danesi (November 1997). "The Collections of Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani. Part I". The Burlington Magazine. 139 (1136): 766–791. JSTOR 887781. 

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Benedetto Giustiniani medal (1606)