Filiberto Ferrero

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Filiberto Ferrero (1500–1549) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Filiberto Ferrero was born in Biella in 1500, the son of Goffredo Ferrero, marquis of Bordolano, and his second wife Margherita Sanseverino, marqchioness of Bordolano.[1] He was the nephew of Cardinals Gianstefano Ferrero and Bonifacio Ferrero.[1] His younger brother, Pier Francesco Ferrero, also later became a cardinal, as did his nephew, Guido Luca Ferrero.[1]

On May 17, 1518, he was elected Bishop of Ivrea, serving as administrator until he reached the canonical age of 27.[1] He occupied the see until his death.[1] From 1528, he served as the almoner of Francis I of France.[1] In 1530, he served as the ambassador of Charles III, Duke of Savoy to the Republic of Venice.[1] On November 12, 1532, Pope Clement VII named him nuncio to the Duke of Savoy.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop in Rome by his uncle Cardinal Bonifacio Ferrero on December 28, 1533.[1] From April 26, 1537 until March 11, 1541, he was nuncio to Francis I of France.[1]

Pope Paul III made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of April 8, 1549.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Vitale on May 10, 1549.[1]

He died in Rome on August 14, 1549.[1] He was buried in the family's tomb in Biella.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Entry from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church