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Cardinal Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona

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Cardinal Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death
26 Sep 1674 (aged 65)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID
113828510 View Source

Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of Giosia Acquaviva, 12th Duke of Atri, and Margherita Ruffo, of the Princes of Scilla, Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona came from a family of Neapolitan patricians. Moving to Rome during the pontificate of Pope Urban VIII, he was named chamberlain of honor of His Holiness and relator of the Sacred Congregation of Good Government until being appointed governor of Jesi in 1638. Successively appointed to the governorships of Orvieto, Ancona and Viterbo, as well as referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace and abbot of Santa Maria di Properzano, Pope Innocent X created him cardinal with the title of San Bartolomeo all'Isola in the consistory of March 2, 1654. Opting for the title of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere on March 18, 1658, he served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals between 1669 and 1671. The Cardinal died in Rome of a ruptured artery caused by the doctor who was extracting his blood.

Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of Giosia Acquaviva, 12th Duke of Atri, and Margherita Ruffo, of the Princes of Scilla, Ottavio Acquaviva d'Aragona came from a family of Neapolitan patricians. Moving to Rome during the pontificate of Pope Urban VIII, he was named chamberlain of honor of His Holiness and relator of the Sacred Congregation of Good Government until being appointed governor of Jesi in 1638. Successively appointed to the governorships of Orvieto, Ancona and Viterbo, as well as referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace and abbot of Santa Maria di Properzano, Pope Innocent X created him cardinal with the title of San Bartolomeo all'Isola in the consistory of March 2, 1654. Opting for the title of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere on March 18, 1658, he served as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals between 1669 and 1671. The Cardinal died in Rome of a ruptured artery caused by the doctor who was extracting his blood.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici


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IESV CHRISTO CRUCIFIXO
OCTAVIVS DE AQVAVIVA ARAGONIA
TIT · S · CÆCILIÆ PRESB · CARDINALIS
OBIIT XXVI SEPT · ANNO MDCLXXIV
ÆTAT LXVI

HVMILE HOC NVDI NOMINIS NUDOQUE LAPIDE
POSITVM MONVMENTVM
VT IPSE TESTAMENTO PRAESCRIPSERAT
NE MODESTIAE GORIAM MINVERENT
AB OMNIBVS LAVDIBVS ATQUE ORNAMENTIS
SERVARVNT INTACTVM
LVD. FERNANDES DE PORTO CARRERO DECIVS AZZOLINVS
S.R.E. CARDINALES
AC IOANNES PAVLVS OLIVA
SOC. IESV PRAEPOSITVS GENERALIS
EXECVTORES TESTAMENTARII

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