Cardinal Agostino Spinola

Cardinal Agostino Spinola

Year of birth: 1482
Year of death: 1537

Agostino Spinola was born in Savona in 1482, son of Giovanni Spinola and Petruccia Riario, great-grandson of Pope Sixtus IV, nephew of Cardinal Pietro Riario and cousin of Cardinal Raffaele Riario. He was a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, the first in the Spinola Family.

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Agostino Spinola was born in Savona in 1482, son of Giovanni Spinola and Petruccia Riario, great-grandson of Pope Sixtus IV, nephew of Cardinal Pietro Riario and cousin of Cardinal Raffaele Riario. He was a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, the first in the Spinola Family.

Early in his life, he was a secretary of Pope Julius II, and was in 1509 was named Bishop of Perugia. He took part if some sessions during the Fifth Council of the Lateran (1512-17). And then accompanied Pope Leo X on his trip to Bologna, to complete the treaty with the French after the Marignano battle. He was then Abbate Commendatario of St Pastore, from 1518 until his death.
Pope Clement VII made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of May 3rd, 1527.He received the red hat and the titular church of San Ciriaco alle Terme Diocleziane on August 3rd, 1527. He resigned as cardinal of Perugia in favor of his brother Carlo Spinola on February 15th, 1529. He was Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from January 1st, 1532 to January 8th, 1533. On September 5th, 1534, he opted for the titular church of Sant’Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine.
He participated in the papal conclave of 1534 that elected Pope Paul III. From May 10, 1535 until his death, he was also the administrator of thesee of Altari.
He died in Rome on October 18th, 1537.
He was buried in the convent of San Domenico in Savona. When that church was demolished in 1544, the marble bas-relief of his tomb was placed in the Palazzo Pozzobonello-Del Carretto.

For further information GIOVANNI VINCENZO VERZELLINO (1562-1638), Delle memorie particolari e specialmente degli uomini illustri della città di Savona, Savona 1885 published by Andrea Astengo, Bertolotto & Isotta Edition

The Mass in Bolsena, by Raffaello Sanzio

Raphaello, detail of the “Messa di Bolseno” 1513 Vatican Rooms – Rome D’ORAZIO “Rafaello from the secret of the mystery of Fornarina to the Vatican Rooms”. In the description of the fresco the “Messa di Bolseno” by Raffaello Sanzio,  Vaticane rooms, Rome…Above them, four prelates of which Leonardo Grosso della Rovere ( Cardinal 1464-1520) and Raffaele Riario (Cardinal 1461-1521) were recognized, in front of Tommaso Riario (Bishop in 1516) and Agostino Spinola (Cardinal 1482-1537). They accompany Giulio II (Pope Giuliano della Rovere 1443-1513), on their knees with their elbows resting on a precious piece of travel furniture

Genealogy

Spinola of San Luca, descendants of Antonio Spinola of San Luca (?-1443)

Agostino Spinola (1482-1537) son of Giovanni Spinola and Petruccia RiarioFather
Giovanni Spinola (1416-1477), son of Nicholas Spinola(?)  and Niccolosia Spinola (1398 -?) (Niccolosia daughter of Cattaneo Spinola and Bianca Vivaldi, Cattaneo son of Oberto Spinola who was the son of Cattaneo Spinola and Argenta Spinola), grandson of Antonio Spinola of San Luca( ? Died in 1433) and Despina Vivaldi, great-grandson of Ludovico Spinola (?-1401) and Caterina del Carretto (Ludovico Spinola, son of DiSegurano Spinola and Manfreda Roccatagliata).
Mother
Petruccia Riario, daughter of Paolo Riario (? – 1453/1459) and Bianca della Rovere (Savona 1421-1473). Paolo Riario, son of Raffaele Riario and Teodorina Spinola of Luccoli. Bianca della Rovere, daughter of Leonardo della Rovere and Luchina Monleone, sister of Francesco della Rovere (1414-1484), future Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484). Petruccia Riario della Rovere was the sister of Girolamo Riario (Savona 1443 – Forli 1488) Lord of Imola and Forli who married Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forli (1462-1509). Other brothers of Petruccia were Pietro Riario, Violante Riario, Domenico Riario, Bartolomeo Riario.
Brothers/sistersFrancesco Spinola (?-1553), Senator of the Republic of Genoa and first Lord of Garessio, married, in Genoa in 1524,  Benedetta del Carretto (1506-1570) daughter of Alfonso del Carretto (1457-1523), Marquis of Finale, and Peretta Usodimarare (1478-1550); Simone Spinola (?) married Luigia Pavese; Carlo Spinola (?-1535), Bishop of Perugia; Cattaneo Spinola.

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Funeral monument of Cardinal Agostino Spinola

Funeral monument of Cardinal Agostino Spinola

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Palazzo " Franciscus Spinola Saonensis "

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