Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora
name = Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
October 22, 1537- October 6, 1564
Cardinal deaconof Santa Maria in Via Lata
Successor = Vitellozzo Vitelli
Reason for exit=
post = Bishop of Montefiascone
December 18, 1534
date of birth = Birth date|1518|11|26|mf=y
place of birth =
date of death = Death date and age|1564|10|6|1518|11|26
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Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora (
1518, November 26, Rome— 1564, October 6, Mantua) was an Italian cardinal, known also as "The cardinal of Santa Fiora". Son of Costanza Farneseand therefore grand son of Pope Paul III, brother of cardinal Alessandro Sforza (1565), uncle of cardinal Francesco Sforza and great-uncle of cardinal Federico Sforza(1645). During his cardinalate he served as legate or administrator of different towns and sees.
His ecclesiastical career started very early. He was elected bishop of "Montefiascone e Corneto", nowadays
Diocese of Viterbo, Acquapendente, Bagnoregio, Montefiascone, Tuscania e San Martino al Monte Ciminoon November 12, 1528. He resigned on June 4, 1548.
cardinal deaconin the consistoryof December 18, 1534by Pope Paul IIIwith the deaconry of Santi Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia. Later he was appointed Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Churchon October 22, 1537till his death. Opted for the deaconry of Santa Maria in Cosmedinon May 31, 1540. Opted for the deaconry of Sant'Eustachioon December 10, 1540. On March 9, 1552he was opted for the deaconry of Santa Maria in Via Lata. He participated in the Papal conclave, April 1555and in the following Papal conclave, May 1555. In the same year he was accused in conspiracy in favor of Spainand briefly incarcerated. He took part in the Papal conclave, 1559.
Cardinal di Santa Fiora died on
October 6, 1564of fever in Mantua. His body was transfered to Romeand buried in his family's chapel in the patriarchal Liberian basilica.
* [http://www.fiu.edu/~mirandas/bios1534.htm#Sforza Tha Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Biographical dictionary]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bsforza.html Catholic Hierarchy data for this cardinal]
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