Cornelio Bentivoglio

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Cornelio Bentivoglio.

Cornelio Bentivoglio (27 March 1668–30 December 1732) was an Italian nobleman and cardinal.

Born at Ferrara to the powerful Bentivoglio family, he went to Rome at an early age and was appointed Archbishop of Carthage.

In 1712, he was appointed nuncio to Paris. He locked horns with the Jansenists and was recalled at the death of Louis XIV of France in 1715. He became cardinal in 1719, and Spanish Minister Plenipotentiary at Rome in 1726, a position which he held until his death.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.