Luigi Caetani

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His Eminence
Luigi Caetani
Archbishop Emeritus of Capua
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Luigi Caetani, cardinal
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Capua
In office 17 March 1624 - 1 March 1627
Predecessor Antonio Caetani
Successor Girolamo Costanzo
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Consecration 12 June 1622
by Ludovico Ludovisi
Created Cardinal 19 January 1626
by Pope Urban VIII
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1595-07-00)July , 1595
Piedimonte, Campania, Kingdom of Naples
Died April 15, 1642(1642-04-15) (aged 46)
Rome, Latium, Papal State
Buried Basilica of Santa Pudenziana
Coordinates: 41°53′54.3″N 12°29′44″E / 41.898417°N 12.49556°E / 41.898417; 12.49556
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Education doctorate in law
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Luigi Caetani
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Basilica of Santa Pudenziana

Luigi Caetani (July 1595 – 15 April 1642) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Caetani was born in Piedimonte. Son of Filippo I Caetani, duke of Sermoneta, and Camilla Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, of the dukes of Traetto. Descendant of the family of Pope Boniface VIII, great-grand-nephew of Cardinal Niccolò Caetani, grand-nephew of Cardinal Enrico Caetani and nephew of Cardinals Bonifazio Caetani and Antonio Caetani, he studied first in Ravenna, where his uncle Bonifazio was legate, and then in Rome, where he obtained a doctorate in law.

He served as Archbishop of Capua from 17 March 1624 until his resignation on 1 March 1627. He was ordained a Bishop on 12 June 1622 and appointed the Coadjutor Archbishop of Capua on 14 November 1622. Caetani was elevated to Cardinal on 19 January 1626 and installed as the Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana on 9 February 1626.

Cardinal Caetani was consecrated to the episcopacy by Ludovico Ludovisi. Having himself consecrated Ulderico Carpegna, Caetani is in the episcopal lineage of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.

Episcopal successeion[edit]

While bishop, he was the princiopal consecrator of:[1]

and the principal co-consecrator of:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Luigi Cardinal Caetani" David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 4, 2017

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tomás de Aragón Dávalos
Titular Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by
Giovanni Battista Pamphilj
Preceded by
Antonio Caetani
Archbishop of Capua
Succeeded by
Girolamo Costanzo
Preceded by
Antonio Caetani
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana
Succeeded by
Alderano Cybo
Preceded by
Antonio Marcello Barberini
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
Succeeded by
Bernardino Spada