Pomponio Cecci

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Pomponio Cecci (died 1542) was an Italian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal.


A native of Rome, Pomponio Cecci, he studied science, philosophy, and astronomy.[1] He was a canon of the cathedral chapter of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.[1]

On August 12, 1538, he was elected Bishop of Orte e Civita Castellana.[1] He was transferred to the Diocese of Nepi-Sutri on November 24, 1539.[1] He also served as Vicar-General of Rome from 1540 to 1542.[1]

Pope Paul III made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of June 2, 1542.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Ciriaco alle Terme Diocleziane on June 12, 1542.[1]

He died in Rome on August 4, 1542.[1] He is buried in the family chapel in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Entry from Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church