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Saint Charles Borromeo

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Saint Charles Borromeo

  • Birth 2 Oct 1538 Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
  • Death 3 Nov 1584 Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
  • Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
  • Plot [Heart Burial] - Behind The Main Altar.
  • Memorial ID 80916821

Roman Catholic Saint. Second son of Giberto II Borromeo, count of Arona and Margherita de Medici. When his uncle Angelo de Medici was elected Pope Pius IV in 1560 he was created cardinal and was named secretary of state. Four years later he became archbishop of Milan. He dedicated his life to reformating the church and became a leading figure of the Counter-Reformation. He was canonized in 1610 by Pope Paul V. Together with San Ambrogio he is patron saint of this church. His body was buried at Milan Cathedral. His heart was donated to this church by Cardinal Federico Borromeo sen in 1614.

Bio by: Lutetia


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 23 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80916821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Charles Borromeo (2 Oct 1538–3 Nov 1584), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80916821, citing Basilica of Saints Ambrogio and Carlo, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .