Giambattista Leni

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Giambattista Leni (1573–1627) was a Roman Catholic cardinal.[1]


On 20 Jul 1608, he was consecrated bishop by Ottavio Paravicini, Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Alessio, with Marco Cornaro, Bishop of Padua, and Diego Alvarez, Archbishop of Trani, serving as co-consecrators.[1][2]

Much of the initial construction of the Barnabite's church in Rome, San Carlo ai Catinari, was done at Leni's personal expense.[3]

Episcopal succession[edit]

While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of:[2]

and the principal co-consecrator of:[2]


  1. ^ a b Miranda, Salvador. "LENI, Giambattista (1573-1627)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Cheney, David M. "Giambattista Cardinal Leni". Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]
  3. ^ Head, George. Rome: A Tour of Many Days, Vol. 1, London, Longman, Brown et al, 1849, p. 437 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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Succeeded by
Felice Centini
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Alfonso Visconti
Cardinal-Priest of San Sisto
Succeeded by
Francisco Gómez Rojas de Sandoval
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Giovanni Fontana
Bishop of Ferrara
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Lorenzo Magalotti
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Paolo Emilio Sfondrati
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Cecilia
Succeeded by
Federico Baldissera Bartolomeo Cornaro
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Archpriest of the Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
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