Carlo Rezzonico (cardinal)

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Carlo Rezzonico
Carlo Rezzonico
Carlo Rezzonico
Born25 April 1724 (1724-04-25)
Died26 January 1799 (1799-01-27) (aged 74)
OccupationCatholic cardinal
This article is about the Cardinal named Carlo Rezzonico. For information about Pope Clement XIII go to the corresponding article.

Carlo Rezzonico (25 April 1724 – 26 January 1799) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He is sometimes referred to as The Younger to distinguish him from his uncle Pope Clement XIII who also bore the name Carlo Rezzonico. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church (1758–1763), Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (1763–1799) and Secretary of the Roman Inquisition (1777–1799). He was also bishop of Sabina (1773–1776) and Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina (1776–1799). As Cardinal Camerlengo he participated in the papal conclave, 1769 and papal conclave, 1774-1775.

He belonged to the Zelanti faction and defended the Society of Jesus against the accusations that finally led to the suppression of this order.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Girolamo Colonna di Sciarra
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
24 January 1763 – 26 January 1799
Succeeded by
Romoaldo Braschi-Onesti