Cristoforo Giacobazzi

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Cristoforo Giacobazzi (died 1540) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.


Giacobazzi was born in Rome, the son of Jacomo Giacobazzi and Camilla de Astallis.[1] He was the nephew of Cardinal Domenico Giacobazzi, who took responsibility for Cristoforo's education.[1]

On February 21, 1517, he became a canon of the cathedral chapter of St. Peter's Basilica.[1] He was elected bishop of Cassano on March 23, 1523 when his uncle resigned the see in his favor.[1] He later became an auditor of the Roman Rota.[1] From October 1534 to December 1536, he was a datary.[1] On August 23, 1535, he was named to a commission charged with studying reform of the Roman Curia.[1]

Pope Paul III created him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 22, 1536.[1] He received the red hat on December 23, 1536, and the titular church of Sant'Anastasia on January 15, 1537.[1] On September 6, 1537, he opted for the titular church of Sant'Eustachio, a deaconry raised pro illa vice to title, though he maintained his former titular church in commendam.[1]

On December 10, 1537 he, along with Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, was named papal legate to restore the peace between Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Francis I of France (though the cardinals were not informed of the legation until the consistory celebrated in Piacenza on April 30, 1538).[1] On April 21, 1539, he was made legate to Perugia and Umbria.[1]

He died in Perugia on October 7, 1540 and was buried there.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Miranda, Salvador. "GIACOBAZZI, Cristoforo (?-1540)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Domenico Giacobazzi
Bishop of Cassano all'Jonio
Succeeded by
Durante Duranti
Preceded by
Antoine du Prat
Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Anastasia
Succeeded by
Robert de Lenoncourt (cardinal)
Preceded by
Agostino Trivulzio
Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Eustachio
Succeeded by
Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora