Pietro Aldobrandini

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Pietro Aldobrandini
Cardinal & Archbishop of Ravenna
Installed17 October 1604
Term ended10 February 1621
PredecessorCristoforo Boncompagni
SuccessorLuigi Capponi
Other postsCamerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
OrdinationDecember 1598
Consecration17 October 1604
by Ippolito Aldobrandini
Created cardinal17 September 1593
RankCardinal-deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere, then Cardinal-priest of S. Pancrazio, SS. Giovanni e Paolo, S. Maria in Trastevere, finally Cardinal-bishop of Sabina
Personal details
Born31 March 1571
Rome, Italy
Died10 February 1621(1621-02-10) (aged 49)
Rome, Italy
BuriedS. Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
DenominationRoman Catholic
ParentsPietro Aldobrandini (d. 1587), Flaminia Ferracci (d. 1605)

Pietro Aldobrandini (31 March 1571 – 10 February 1621) was an Italian cardinal and patron of the arts.

He was made a cardinal in 1593 by his uncle, Pope Clement VIII. He took over the duchy of Ferrara in 1598 when it fell to the Papal States. He became archbishop of Ravenna in 1604.

He bought the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj,[1] and spent large sums on this and other buildings such as the Villa Aldobrandini.[2] He was a patron of Torquato Tasso, and of Girolamo Frescobaldi.[3]


  • Bandi generali del cardinale Aldobrandino da osservarsi nella città, stato et legatione di Ferrara (in Italian). Ferrara: Vittorio Baldini. 1598.


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