Matteo di Génnaro

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Most Reverend
Matteo di Génnaro
Archbishop of Reggio Calabria
Church Catholic Church
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria
In office 1660–1674
Predecessor Gaspar de Creales Arce
Successor Martín Ibáñez y Villanueva
Consecration 11 April 1660
by Marcello Santacroce
Personal details
Born 1621
Naples, Italy
Died 21 January 1674 (age 53)
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Matteo di Génnaro (1621–1674) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Reggio Calabria (1660–1674).[1]


Matteo di Génnaro was born in Naples, Italy in 1621.[2] On 5 April 1660, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Alexander VII as Archbishop of Reggio Calabria.[1][2] On 11 April 1660, he was consecrated bishop by Marcello Santacroce, Bishop of Tivoli, with Giuseppe Ciantes, Bishop Emeritus of Marsico Nuovo, and Giovanni Agostino Marliani, Bishop Emeritus of Accia and Mariana, serving as co-consecrators.[2] He served as Archbishop of Reggio Calabria until his death on 21 January 1674.[1][2]

While bishop, he was the principal co-consecrator of Bonaventura Cavalli, Bishop of Caserta (1668).[2]


  1. ^ a b c Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 294.  (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d e Cheney, David M. "Archbishop Matteo di Génnaro". Retrieved June 16, 2018.  [self-published]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gaspar de Creales Arce
Archbishop of Reggio Calabria
Succeeded by
Martín Ibáñez y Villanueva