Ugo Pietro Spinola

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Ugo Pietro Spinola (29 June 1791 – 21 January 1858) was a Catholic cardinal and was Apostolic Nuncio to Austria and camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals.

Personal life[edit]

Spinola was born on 29 June 1791 in Genoa.

He was educated at the Collegio dei Protonotari in Rome where he received a doctorate in utroque iuris (both civil and canon law) in 1814).[1]


He was ordained on 23 December 1815 and was named a papal delegate (diplomat) to various cities including:[2]

He was clected titular archbishop of Thebae in 1826 and Apostolic Nuncio to Austria between 1826 and 1832.


In 1832 Spinola was revealed as a cardinal, having been elevated to cardinal (in pectore) in 1831. He was appointed Abbot commendatario of Subiaco in 1838 and held this position until 1842.

He participated in the Papal Conclave of 1846 which elected Pope Pius IX.

Between 1857 and 1858 he held the post of camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals.

He died on 21 January 1858 in Rome. (Note: some records indicate he may have died on either 23 or 24 January 1858)


See also[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Benedetto Barberini
Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals
1857 – 1858
Succeeded by
Gabriele della Genga Sermattei