Pietro Tagliavia d'Aragonia

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Pietro Tagliavia d'Aragonia (died 1558) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.

Biography[edit]

Pietro Tagliavia d'Aragonia was born in Palermo ca. 1500, the son of Giovanni Vincenzo Tagliavia, count of Castelvecchio and Beatrice d'Aragonia e Cruillas.[1]

Early in his career, he was a cleric in Mazara del Vallo.[1]

On May 28, 1537, he was elected Bishop of Agrigento, receiving the indult to receive episcopal consecration on June 6, 1537.[1] He was promoted to the metropolitan see of Palermo on October 10, 1544.[1] As a bishop, he participated in the Council of Trent from 1545 to 1547 and in 1551–52.[1]

Pope Julius III made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of December 22, 1553.[1] He was not a participant in the papal conclave of April 1555 that elected Pope Marcellus II, but he did participate in the papal conclave of May 1555 that elected Pope Paul IV.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Callisto on July 17, 1555.[1]

He died in Palermo on August 5, 1558.[1] He was buried in Palermo Cathedral.[1]

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giuliano Cibò
Bishop of Agrigento
1537–1544
Succeeded by
Rodolfo Pio
Preceded by
Giovanni Carandolet
Bishop of Palermo
1544–1558
Succeeded by
Francisco Orozco de Arce