Girolamo Basso della Rovere

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Girolamo Basso della Rovere (1434, Albissola Marina - 1507) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Life[edit]

Basso della Rovere was the son of Giovanni Basso (Marquess of Bistagno and Monastero) and his wife Luchina della Rovere of the House of della Rovere and sister of Pope Sixtus IV

He was Bishop of Albenga in 1472, and then Bishop of Recanati in 1476. He was created cardinal on December 10, 1477, by his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV.[1]

Between 1471 and 1484 he built a new family chapel in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome, the same church that his relatives, Pope Sixtus IV and Domenico della Rovere, significantly rebuilt and embellished. The Basso Della Rovere Chapel was decorated by the favourite artist of the family, Pinturicchio, and his workshop. Girolamo's father, Giovanni Basso, was buried in the chapel.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ian Verstegen, Patronage and Dynasty: the Rise of the Della Rovere in Renaissance Italy (Truman State University Press, 2007)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Albenga
1472–1476
Succeeded by
Leonardo Marchesi
Preceded by
Andrea de Fano
Bishop of Recanati
1476–1507
Succeeded by
Teseo de Cupis
Preceded by
Bishop of Macerata
1476–1507
Succeeded by
Teseo de Cupis
Preceded by
Giovanni Battista Cibò
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Balbina
1477–1479
Succeeded by
Juan Margarit i Pau
Preceded by
Giacomo Ammannati-Piccolomini
Cardinal-Priest of San Crisogono
1479–1492
Succeeded by
Giovanni Battista Ferrari
Preceded by
Leonardo Griffis
Administrator of Gubbio
1482–1492
Succeeded by
Francesco Grosso della Rovere
Preceded by
Giovanni Michiel
Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina
1492–1503
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Cibo de' Mari
Preceded by
Oliviero Carafa
Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina
1503–1507
Succeeded by
Raffaele Sansone Riario