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Silvio Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga


Secretary of State

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina

Prefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith

Prefect of the Congregation of the Sacred Consulta

Chamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber


1 Mar 1690Born
20 May 173141.2Ordained DeaconDeacon
3 Jun 173141.2Ordained PriestPriest
18 Jun 173141.2AppointedTitular Archbishop of Nicaea
22 Jul 173141.3Ordained BishopTitular Archbishop of Nicaea
20 Oct 173141.6AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Flanders, Belgium
2 Feb 173645.9AppointedApostolic Nuncio to Spain
Mar 1736³46.0ResignedApostolic Nuncio to Flanders, Belgium
19 Dec 173848.7Elevated to Cardinal
Dec 1739³49.7ResignedApostolic Nuncio to Spain
20 Aug 174050.4AppointedSecretary of State
20 Aug 174050.4AppointedPrefect of the Congregation of the Sacred Consulta
16 Sep 174050.5InstalledCardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca
25 Feb 174756.9AppointedChamberlain (Camerlengo) of the Apostolic Chamber
27 Mar 174757.0AppointedPrefect of the Congregation for Propagation of the Faith
15 May 174757.2AppointedCardinal-Priest of San Callisto
9 Apr 175363.1AppointedCardinal-Bishop of Sabina
28 Aug 175666.4DiedSecretary of State

Note(s): ³ Day Uncertain

MicroData Summary for Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (VIAF: 52598051)
Silvio Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga (born , died ) Secretary of State

Birth PlaceMantua, Italy
Ordained BishopRoma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Buried Place (Original)Cathedral, Viterbo, Diocese of Viterbo e Tuscania, Italy
Buried Place (Current)S. Bonaventura, Roma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy

  • a priest for 25.2 years
  • a bishop for 25.0 years
  • a cardinal for 17.6 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • b: The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, 19 Dec 1738
  • b/c2+: Les Ordinations Épiscopales, Year 1731, Number 24
  • nunc: Les Nonciatures Apostoliques Permanentes (Karttunen), Page 267


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