(30) 1. TADINI, O.C.D., Placido Maria (1759-1847)
Birth. October 11, 1759, Montecalvo, diocese of Casale. His baptismal name was Luigi Placido.
Education. Entered the Order of the Carmelites Discalced and changed his name to Placido Maria. Received the subdiaconate, November 12, 1780. Master in theology (no further educational information found).
Priesthood. Ordained, September 21, 1782. Lector of moral theology in the Archgymnasium of Rome, June 23 1824. Consultor of the S.C. of the Index. Examiner of the Roman clergy for the promotion to academic chairs. Assistant general of his order.
Episcopate. Elected bishop of Biella, August 13, 1829. Consecrated, October 18, 1829, in the church of S. Maria in Transpontina, Rome, by Cardinal Francesco Bertazzoli, assisted by Luigi Bottiglia Savoulx, titular archbishop of Perge, and Giovanni Soglia Ceroni, titular archbishop of Efeso, dean of the Apostolic Chamber. Assistant at the Pontifical Throne, October 20, 1829. Apostolic administrator of Genoa, October 28, 1831. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Genoa, July 2, 1832.
Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of April 6, 1835; received the red hat, April 9, 1835; and the title of S. Maria in Traspontina, July 24, 1835. Did not participate in the conclave of 1846, which elected Pope Pius IX.
Death. November 22, 1847, Genoa. Exposed and buried in the metropolitan cathedral of Genoa (1).
Bibliography. Ritzler, Remigium, and Pirminum Sefrin. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recentioris Aevi. Volumen VII (1800-1846). Patavii : Typis et Sumptibus Domus Editorialis "Il Messaggero di S. Antonio" apud Basilicam S. Antonii, 1968, pp. 28, 43, 121 and 220.
(1) This is the inscription on his tomb in the Chapel of St John the Baptist, in the north aisle of the cathedral, to the right of the altar and at the east end of the chapel under the statue of Zachary, on a floor slab, kindly provided by Mr. Mark West, from London, England:
(31) 2. BIANCHI, O.S.B.Cam., Ambrogio (1771-1856)
Birth. October 17, 1771, Cremona. His uncle, Ramiro (sometimes called Raniero) Stanislao Bianchi (1745-1803), Camaldulense, was abbot of S. Maria degli Angeli of Florence, twice provincial of Tuscany, professor of Geometry at the University of Pisa (1789-1797 ), and was elected abbot general of the Camaldulenses in May of 1803, although he died, of apoplexy, in October of that year.
Education. Entered the Order of St. Benedict, Calmaldolese (Benedictines). (No further educational information found).
Priesthood. Ordained (no information found). Professor at the Seminary of Fabriano. Abbott of Fonte Avellana, 1823. Visitor general of his order, 1828. He was a consultant to the Congregations of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs (Dicember 1828) and of the Holy Office (March 1831); examiner of bishops (June 1832); and consultant to the Congregation for the Discipline of Regulars (January 1833). Vicar general of his order, 1833; abbot general, 1835.
Cardinalate. Created cardinal and reserved in pectore in the consistory of April 6, 1835; published in the consistory of July 8, 1839; received the red hat and the title of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio, July 11, 1839. Allowed to continue as abbot general of his order, July 16, 1839. Prefect of the S.C. of Religious Discipline, July 31, 1840. Participated in the conclave of 1846, which elected Pope Pius IX. Since 1850, the order was governed by Father Zuppani, O.S.B.Cam., vicar general.
Death. March 3, 1856, Rome. Exposed and buried in his title; the funeral took place on March 5, 1856 with the participation of Pope Pius IX.
Bibliography. Ritzler, Remigium, and Pirminum Sefrin. Hierarchia Catholica Medii et Recentioris Aevi. Volumen VII (1800-1846). Patavii : Typis et Sumptibus Domus Editorialis "Il Messaggero di S. Antonio" apud Basilicam S. Antonii, 1968, pp. 30-31 and 40.
Webgraphy. His engraving and arms, Araldica Vaticana.
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