Francesco Conti (cardinal)

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Francesco Conti (c. 1470 in Rome – 1521 in Rome) was an Italian Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal.


The son of Jacopo Conti, signore of Carpineto (and a member of the Roman nobility); and Elisabetta Carafa della Stadera. His uncle was the Cardinal Giovanni Conti. Francesco Conti was educated in law.[1]

Francesco Conti was the father of six illegitimate children, five sons and one daughter; Ottavio, Stefano, Camillo, Marzio, Giovanni and Giulia.[2]

He died on the 29th of June 1521 and was originally buried in San Vitale (Rome).[3]


On October 8th, 1494 he was appointed archbishop of Conza and remained in this position until his resignation on September 11th, 1517.[4]

He never visited the archdiocese, ruling through a series of vicar generals.[1][5]

Pope Leo X made Conti a cardinal priest in the consistory on July 1th, 1517. He received the red hat and the titular church of San Vitale on July 6, 1517 and served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from January 11, 1520 to January 7, 1521.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Miranda, Salvador. "CONTI, Francesco (ca. 1470-1521)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University.
  2. ^ "The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Francesco Cardinal Conti †". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Francesco Cardinal Conti †". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Francesco Cardinal Conti †". Retrieved 20 March 2021.