The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Biographical Dictionary
Pope Pius VI (1775-1799)
Consistory of May 29, 1775 (II)

(3) 1. BANDI, Giovanni Carlo (1709-1784)

Birth. July 17, 1709, Cesena. Son of Count Francesco Bandi and Countess Cornelia Zangheri. He was the uncle of Pope Pius VI on his mother's side.

Education. Studied at the University of Fermo where he received a doctorate in utroque iure, both canon and civil law on December 9, 1734.

Priesthood. Ordained, September 18, 1734. Auditor of Cardinal Tommaso Ruffo. Later, he was vicar general of the suburbicarian see of Ostia.

Episcopate. Elected titular bishop of Botri and appointed suffragan of Ostia and Velletri on December 18, 1744. Consecrated on December 28, 1744 by Carlo Alberto Guidobono Cavalchini, assisted by Giovanni Andrea Tria, titular archbishop of Tiro and by Gherardo Antonio Volpe, bishop of Nocera de’ Pagani. Transferred to the see of Imola on March 20, 1752.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal and reserved in pectore in the consistory of May 29, 1775; published in the consistory of September 11, 1775; received the red hat and the title of S. Maria del Popolo.

Death. 1784, Imola.

Bibliography. Ritzler, Remigium, and Pirminum Sefrin. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recientoris Aevi. Volumen VI (1730-1799). Patavii : Typis et Sumptibus Domus Editorialis "Il Messaggero di S. Antonio" apud Basilicam S. Antonii, 1968, pp. 31, 43, 121 and 295.

Webgraphy. His portrait and biography, in English, Wikipedia; engravings and portrait, Araldica Vaticana.

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