Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia

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Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia
Coat of arms of Cardinal Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia

Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia (1550–1604) was a Sicilian cardinal and bishop.


Simeone Tagliavia d'Aragonia was born in Castelvetrano, a family fief near Mazara del Vallo, Kingdom of Sicily on May 20, 1550, the son of Carlo d'Aragona Tagliavia, Viceroy of Sicily, and his wife Margherita Ventimiglia.[1] He was the grand-nephew of Cardinal Pietro Tagliavia d'Aragonia.[1]

At age 17, he was sent to Spain, where he studied at the University of Alcalá.[1]

Pope Gregory XIII made him a cardinal deacon in the consistory of December 12, 1583.[1] He did not participate in the papal conclave of 1585 that elected Pope Sixtus V.[1] He received the red hat and the deaconry of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri on May 20, 1585.[1] That month, he was also appointed vice-protector of Spain.[1]

He participated in the first papal conclave of 1590 that elected Pope Urban VII; in the second papal conclave of 1590 that elected Pope Gregory XIV; in the papal conclave of 1591 that elected Pope Innocent IX; and in the papal conclave of 1592 that elected Pope Clement VIII.[1]

On December 9, 1592, he opted for the titular church of Sant'Anastasia; then for Saint Jerome of the Croats on August 18, 1597; then for Santa Prassede of February 21, 1600; and then for San Lorenzo in Lucina on August 30, 1600.[1] He also became the protopriest.[1]

On June 17, 1602, he opted for the order of cardinal bishops, receiving the Suburbicarian Diocese of Albano and being consecrated as a bishop.[1] He opted for the Suburbican Diocese of Sabina on February 19, 1603.[1]

He died in Rome on May 20, 1604.[1] He was buried in the Church of the Gesù.[1]