Francesco Barberini, Cardinal-Bishop d'Albano

Papal legate of Avignon and state secretary of the Holy See

Description:

SR 15

Magistracy – Master

Bio:

Barberini is a nephew of Pope Urban VIII. Barberini graduated from the University of Pisa in 1623, the year his uncle was elevated to Bishop of Rome, and young Barberini (b. 1597) was made a cardinal the same year, appointed Papal Legate of Avignon and state secretary for the Holy See.

The cardinal is an ambitious young man, devoted to his family as well as the Church.

Francesco Barberini, Cardinal-Bishop d'Albano

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