The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

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LELLI, Teodoro (1428-1466)

Birth. 1428, Teramo (1). Son of Simone Lelli, jurisconsult of the Councils of Pisa and Costanza. His last name is also listed as Lellis and Lelio.

Education. Obtained a doctorate in utroque iure, both canon and civil law.

Early life. Canon of the cathedral chapters of Treviso and of Verona. Auditor of the Sacred Roman Rota. Auditor of causes of the Apostolic Palace. Accompanied Cardinal Guillaume d'Estouteville in his legation to France; they left Rome on May 16, 1454. Named nuncio in France in 1458. Two years later, in 1460, defended Pope Pius II against Duke Sigismund of Tyrol because of the treaties that had been published.

Sacred orders. (No information found).

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Feltre, February 15, 1462. Consecrated (no information found). He went to Rome in May 1464 to transmit to the pope the objections of Francesco Sforza concerning the crusade against the Turks. Transferred to the see of Treviso, September 17, 1464 (2). He was a friend of Pope Paul II and remained in Rome as his familiar.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in secret at the end of 1464 or beginning of 1465; died before his creation was published.

Death. March 31, 1466 (3), Rome. Buried in the church of S. Maria Nuova, Rome (4).

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793, III, 178; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 4 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1677, II, col. 1115; "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. VII. Les cardinaux de la fin du XVe siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1933. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1933, p. 139; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi. Volumen II (1431-1503). Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1914; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, pp. 15, n. 6; 153 and 248.

Webgraphy. Biography and sermon, in Italian and Latin respectively, Istituto Siciliano di Studi Politici ed Economici; brief biographical data, second under TERAMO; his portrait (supposedly) by Jean Fouquet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States of America; explanation concerning his portrait.

(1) This is according to "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. VII. Les cardinaux de la fin du XVe siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1933, p. 139; and his brief biographical data, linked above; Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, III, 178, says that he was born in Trevigi; and his biography in Italian, linked above, says that he was born in Fermo.
(2) This is according to Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, II, 248; Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, III, 178, says that he was transferred on April 17, 1464.
(3)This is according to all the sources consulted except his biography in Italian, linked above, which says that he died in 1465.
(4) This is the text of his epitaph taken from Chacón, Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm, II, col. 1115: THEOD. LAELIO. TARVISINO. EPISC. DIVINI. HVMANISQVE. IVRIS. CONSVLTISSIMO. AC. PAVLI. II. PONTIF. MAX. REFERENDARIO. QVI. VIX. ANN. XXXVII. MEN. II. DIEBVS. XXII. GASPAR. LAELIVS. FACIVNDVM. CVRAVIT. MILLE. CCCCLXVI. PRIDIE. KL. APR. The transcription of his epitaph that appears in his biography in Italian, linked above, indicates that he lived 37 years, nine months and twenty-two days, while Chacón indicates that he lived 37 years, two months and twenty-two days.

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BAROZZI, Giovanni (ca. 1420-1466)

Birth. Ca. 1420, Venice. Son of Ludovico Barozzi and Polissena Moro. Nephew of Pope Paul II.

Education. (No information found).

Early life. Apostolic subdeacon in the court of Pope Eugenius IV.

Sacred orders. (No information found).

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Bergamo, October 31, 1449. Consecrated (no information found). Received the commendam of the priorate of Pontida in 1457. Promoted to the patriarchal see of Venice, January 7, 1465.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in secret at the end of 1464 or beginning of 1465; died before his creation was published.

Death. Holy Wednesday April 2, 1466, of an apoplexy (some sources say that he was poisoned). Buried the following day in the tomb of Bishop Bartolomeo Querini in the patriarchal cathedral.

Bibliography. "Essai de liste générale des cardinaux. VII. Les cardinaux de la fin du XVe siècle". Annuaire Pontifical Catholique 1933. Paris : Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1933, p. 139; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi. Volumen II (1431-1503). Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1914; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, pp. 15, n. 6; 214 and 264; Niero, Antonio. I patriarchi di Venezia. Da Lorenzo Giustiniani ai nostri giorni. Venice : Studium Cattolico Veneziano, 1961. (Collana Storica, 3), pp. 39-42.

Webgraphy. His portrait by Orfeo Locatelli, last quarter of the 20th century, Ufficio diocesano dei Beni culturali della diocesi di Bergamo, Italy.

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