(52) 1. OLIVIERI, Fabio (1658-1738)
Birth. April 29, 1658, Pesaro. Son of Gian Andrea Olivieri and Giulia Albani. Cousin of Pope Clement XI. Relative of Cardinal Annibale Albani (1711). His last name is also listed as Abati Olivieri; and as Abbati Olivieri.
Education. (No information found).
Priesthood. Ordained (no further information found). Through the intercession of Cardinal Gian Francesco Albani, of whom he was a cousin, he first received a rich benefit from the Patrirachal Vatican basilica, which he exchanged a few years later with a canonicate in the Patriarchal Lateran basilica. Named assistant to the secretariat of the Briefs. He was appointed secretary of the Briefs on November 24, 1700. Named referendary of the Signatures of Justice and of Grace, May 22, 1706. Named pro-prefect of the Apostolic Palaces on October 1, 1712; occupied the post until May 6, 1715. He was also treasurer of the Fabbrica di S. Pietro and a member of the Congregations of Rites, Indulgences and Propaganda Fide.
Cardinalate. Created deacon in the consistory of May 6, 1715. Received the red hat and the deaconry of Ss. Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia, September 23, 1715. Participated in the conclave of 1721, which elected Pope Innocent XIII. Participated in the conclave of 1724, which elected Pope Benedict XIII. Participated in the conclave of 1730, which elected Pope Clement XII.
Death. February 9, 1738, Rome. Buried in the floor of the church of Ss. Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia, Rome (1).
Bibliography. Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. 9 vols. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1794, VIII, 155; Ritzler, Remigium, and Pirminum Sefrin. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recientoris Aevi. Volumen V (1667-1730). Patavii : Typis et Sumptibus Domus Editorialis "Il Messaggero di S. Antonio" apud Basilicam S. Antonii, 1952, pp. 29 and 55.
Webgraphy. Biography by Roberto Zapperi, in Italian, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 1 (1960), Treccani; portrait and biography, in Italian, Cathopedia; his engraving and biography, in Italian, Wikipedia; his engraving by an anonymous artist, Antiquariat Hille, Berlin; his engravings and funeral inscription, Araldica Vaticana.
(1) This is the text of the inscription on his tomb, taken from Araldica Vaticana:
FABIO DE ABBATIBUS OLIVERIO PISAVRENSI
DIACONO SS. VITI ET MODESTI S.R.E. CARD.
A CLEMENTE XI P.M. CONSOBRINO SVO
SUCCESSORI A PONTIFICIIS DIPLOMATIBUS SIBI SUBSTITVTO
INTER VTR. SIGNAT. REFERENDARIOS
LATERANENSIIS BASILICAE CANONICOS ET PROTHONOTARIOS
DEMIM POST EIDEM COLLATAM APOSTOLICI PALATII PROPREFAECTURAM
IN PVRPVRATORM PATRVM COLLEGIUM
PRID NON. MAI. AN. MDCCXV COOPTATO
VIRI ANIMI MODERATIONE IVSTITIA PIETATE
OMNIBUS ORDINIBVS SPECTATISSIMO
PHILIPPUS DE ABBATIBVS OLIVERIVS FRATRIS FILIS
BENEDICTI XIV AB HONORE SACRI CVBICVLI
PATRVO OPTIMO POSVUIT
VIXIT ANN. LXXIX. M. IX. D. VIII
OBIIT V. ID. FEBR. A. MDCCXXXVIII
ORATE PRO EO
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