Girolamo Doria

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Girolamo Doria (1495–1558) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal.


Girolamo Doria was born in Genoa in 1495, the son of Andrea Doria.[1] Early in his life, he married Luisa Spinola and had several children.[1] He entered the ecclesiastical state after his wife died, becoming a cleric in Genoa.[1]

Pope Clement VII made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of January 1529.[1] He received the red hat and the deaconry of San Tommaso in Parione on November 15, 1529.[1]

In 1530, he attended the coronation of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor by the pope in Bologna.[1]

He was the administrator of the see of Elne from January 12, 1530 until October 2, 1532; administrator of the see of Huesca y Jaca from October 2, 1532 until May 8, 1533; administrator of the see of Tarragona from May 8, 1533; and administrator of the see of Noli from April 13, 1534 until February 25, 1549.[1]

He participated in the papal conclave of 1534 that elected Pope Paul III.[1]

From November 15, 1536 until June 28, 1538, he was administrator of the see of Nebbio.[1]

He participated in the papal conclave of 1549-50 that elected Pope Julius III; the papal conclave of April 1555 that elected Pope Marcellus II; and the papal conclave of May 1555 that elected Pope Paul IV.[1]

On May 29, 1555, he opted for the title of Santa Maria in Campitelli.[1]

He died in Genoa on March 25, 1558.[1] He is buried in the Augustinian church of Santa Maria della Cella.[1]


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