Girolamo Agucchi

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Portrait of Girolamo Agucchi by Domenichino.

Girolamo Agucchi (15 January, 1555 – 27 April, 1605) was a Catholic cardinal from 1604 to 1605.


Agucchi was born in Bologna on January 15, 1555, the son of Gian Giorgio Agucchi and Isabella Sega.[1] His mother was the sister of Cardinal Filippo Sega,[1] and Giovanni Battista Agucchi was his brother.

He was educated at the University of Bologna, receiving a doctorate in law.[1]

After university, he became a notary of the Holy See.[1] On April 15, 1592, Pope Clement VIII made him a protonotary apostolic.[1] He was then made papal envoy to the County of Flanders.[1] In 1595, he became Referendary of the Apostolic Signatura.[1] He became vice-governor of Fermo on September 20, 1596.[1] On November 1, 1597, he became the majordomo of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini.[1] He traveled to Ferrara with the cardinal in 1598.[1] In 1600, he became Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Bishops and Regulars.[1]

In the consistory of June 9, 1604, Pope Clement VIII made him a cardinal priest.[1] On June 25, 1604, he received the red hat and the titular church of San Pietro in Vincoli.[1] He participated in the papal conclave of March 1605 that elected Pope Leo XI.[1]

He died in Rome on April 27, 1605, and is buried in San Pietro in Vincoli.[1]


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