Giovanni Evangelista Pallotta

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Giovanni Evangelista Pallotta, surname often spelled Palotta or Palotto, (1548 – 1620) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal.

He was born in Caldarola. He was appointed archbishop of Cosenza nominated to be a cardinal in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V. In 1588, he was installed as Cardinal-Priest of San Matteo in Merulana. In 1591, he stopped being archbishop of Cosenza. In 1611, he became Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and later of Porto e Santa Rufina. He participated in the conclaves of 1590, 1591, 1592, and 1605. He died in Rome.[1]

He was the uncle of Cardinal Giovanni Battista Maria Pallotta, and his inheritance allowed the young man to pursue a canonical education and career in Rome. Two other members of the Pallota family became cardinals: Guglielmo Pallotta and Antonio Pallotta.


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy, webpage.

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