The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Clement VII (1523-1534)
Consistory of January 1529


(16) 1. DORIA, Girolamo (1495-1558)

Birth. 1495, Genoa. Son of Prince Andrea Doria. His first name is also listed as Gerolamo; and his last name as D'Oria. Other cardinals of the family were Giovanni Doria (1604); Sinibaldo Doria (1731); Giorgio Doria (1743); Giuseppe Maria Doria Pamphilj (1785); Antonio Maria Doria Pamphilj (1785); and Giorgio Doria Pamphilj (1816).

Education. (No information found).

Early life. He married Luisa Spinola; they had several children; she died and later, he entered the ecclesiastical state. Cleric of Genoa.

Sacred orders. (No information found).

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in the consistory of January 1529; received the red hat and the title of S. Tommaso in Parione, November 15, 1529. He attended the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1530, in Bologna, by Pope Clement VII.

Episcopate. Administrator of the see of Elne, January 12, 1530 until October 2, 1532. Administrator of the see of Huesca y Jaca, October 2, 1532 until May 8, 1533. Administrator of the metropolitan see of Tarragona, May 8, 1533. Administrator of the see of Noli, April 13, 1534 until February 25, 1549. Participated in the conclave of 1534, which elected Pope Paul III. Administrator of the see of Nebbio, November 15, 1536 until June 28, 1538. Participated in the conclave of 1549-1550, which elected Pope Julius III. Participated in the first conclave of 1555, which elected Pope Marcellus II. Participated in the second conclave of 1555, which elected Pope Paul IV. Opted for the title of S. Maria in Portico Octaviae, May 29, 1555.

Death. March 25, 1558, Genoa. Buried in the Augustinian church of S. Maria della Cella, outside of Porta S. Tommaso, in the tomb of his ancestors.

Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1793, IV, 105-106; Chacón, Alfonso. Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificvm Romanorum et S. R. E. Cardinalivm ab initio nascentis Ecclesiæ vsque ad Vrbanvm VIII. Pont. Max. 2 volumes. Romae : Typis Vaticanis, 1630, II, col. 1473-1474; Eubel, Conradus and Gulik, Guglielmus van. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recentioris Aevi. Münich : Sumptibus et Typis Librariae Regensbergianae, 1935; reprint, Padua : Il Messagero di S. Antonio, 1960, III, 20, 71, 75, 192, 254, 255, 264 and 308.

Webgraphy. The Doria Family, in Italian.

Note. According to Cardella, Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa, IV, 105, the consistory took place in 1529, before January 10; or, according to others, ma meno probabilmente (but less probably) on June 8 or September 19, 1528; Cristofori, Cronotassi dei cardinali de Santa Romana Chiesa, (Rome : Tipografia de Propaganda Fide, 1888), p. 169, mentions October (?) 1529 as the date of this promotion; Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recentoris Aevi, III, 20, says that he received the deaconry of S. Tommaso in Parione on November 15, 1529.

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