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(1 February 1694 – 12 April 1763) was an Italian Cardinal. He was a prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
(21 November 1908 – 17 January 1987) was an Italian politician. He was born in Cremona. He was Podesta of Milan. He was a supporter of the Italian Social Republic.
In 1744, Cardinal
, archbishop of Naples, conducted a search for Agrippinus' relics. He found a marble vase with the following words written: "Indeterminate relics that are believed to be the body of Saint Agrippinus."
In 1744 he was summoned to Naples by Cardinal
to decorate the apse of the Cathedral restored by Paolo Posi; for the right wall he painted the large oil of "SS Januarius and Agrippino Driving out the Saracens" (still in place) and on the vault, a fresco of a choir of Angels (still in place).
He was born in Genoa into the aristocratic family of the Imperiali. He was great-grand-nephew of Cardinal Lorenzo Imperiali, nephew of Cardinal Giuseppe Renato Imperiali, and cousin of Cardinal
. He was made cardinal in 1753. He participated in the Conclave of 1758, that elected Pope Clement XIII.
It does not mean, however, that no efforts to obtain the support for the candidates were made by the leaders present in the conclave. In particular Corsini worked vigorously for the election of
, leader of the "Zelanti", but met with the strong opposition of Orsini, Cardinal Protector of the Kingdom of Naples. The protector of Spain, Portocarrero, also rejected Spinelli, and was able to join many of the "Juniors" to his party. Finally, the candidature of Spinelli had to be withdrawn.
The commission of cardinals to whom the case was assigned decided to send a delegation of prisoners of Trastevere and Velletri to Naples as reparations. The papal subjects were punished with just a few days in jail and then, after seeking royal pardon, were granted it. The Neapolitan king subsequently managed to iron out his differences with the Pope, after long negotiations, through the mediation of its ambassador in Rome, Cardinal Acquaviva, the archbishop
and the chaplain Celestino Galiani. Agreement was achieved on 12 May 1738.
At the start of the 18th century, the palazzo was leased to several prominent personalities, including marchese Francesco Maria Ruspoli from 1705 to 1713, who made it the site for a private theatre and hosted illustrious musicians of the time such as Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti and Arcangelo Corelli. The entire building was then acquired in 1752 by cardinal
, who realised a new decorative scheme for the first floor and systematised the library (meant by him for public use, and frequented by Johann Joachim Winckelmann) on the ground floor.
In Rome, Bodoni found work as an assistant compositor (typesetter) at the press of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide (The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples), the missionary arm of the Vatican. Bodoni flourished under the careful supervision of Cardinal
, the prefect of the Propaganda Fide, and Costantino Ruggieri, the superintendent of the press. One of his first tasks was sorting and cleaning punches in a wide variety of Middle Eastern and Asian languages. Bodoni quickly demonstrated his gift for exotic languages and, as a result, he was sent to study Hebrew and Arabic at “La Sapienza,” (Sapienza University of Rome). Bodoni soon became the press’s compositor of foreign languages, and began to typeset books. Spinelli and Ruggieri were so delighted with his work on the "Pontificale Arabo-Copto" that they allowed him to add his name and birthplace to subsequent printings. He then began cutting his own punches.
The Prince spoke several European languages, as well as Arabic and Hebrew. After returning to Naples he set up a printing press in the basement of his house where he printed both his own works and those of others, some of which he translated himself. As some of these were censored by the ecclesiastical authorities he also wrote anonymously. Some of his publications were clearly influenced by Freemasonry, and he communicated with fellow masons such as the Scot Andrew Michael Ramsay, whose "Voyages of Cyrus" he translated and published, and the English poet Alexander Pope, whose "Rape of the Lock" he translated and published (although, due to condemnations by the Jesuits, he had to deny these activities). He was head of the Neapolitan masonic lodge until he was excommunicated by the Church, making an enemy of the Neapolitan cardinal
. The excommunication was later revoked by Pope Benedict XIV, probably on account of the influence of the di Sangro family.
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