Domenico Agostini

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His Eminence
Domenico Agostini
Patriarch of Venice; Cardinal priest of Santa Maria della Pace
See Patriarchate of Venice
Installed June 22, 1877
Term ended December 31, 1891
Predecessor Giuseppe Luigi Trevisanato
Successor Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto
Other posts Previously Bishop of Chioggia
Created Cardinal March 27, 1882
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born May 31, 1825
near Treviso, Italy
Died December 31, 1891 (aged 66)
Venice, Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

Domenico Agostini was an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal and Patriarch of Venice (May 31, 1825 — December 31, 1891).

Born near Treviso, he studied in the local seminary, then in the University of Padua. He took a doctorate of philosophy and law, but he left the clerical state to join the citizen militia during the war with Austria in the period 1848-1850. He received the minor orders in 1850, after rejoining the clerical state.

He was ordained priest on January 26, 1851 in Venice and incardinated in the diocese of Treviso. Elected bishop of Chioggia on October 27, 1871. Then he was promoted to the patriarchal see of Venice on June 22, 1877.

Agostini was created cardinal priest in the consistory of March 27, 1882 by Pope Leo XIII with the title of Sant'Eusebio. Opted for title of Santa Maria della Pace on June 7, 1886.

Cardinal Agostini died on New Year's Eve, 1891.

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