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The Episcopal Lineage of Pope Clement VIII, Pope Paul III, Pope Leo X, Pope Julius II, and Pope Sixtus IV


Nicolas Guidi di Bagno, Titular Archbishop of Athens. Ordained bishop 29 March 1644 at Rome, chapel of Saint Pius in the Vatican, by Antonio Cardinal Barberini, the elder, O.F.M.Cap., assisted by Celso Zani, former Bishop of CittĂ  della Pieve, and Giovanni Battista Scannarolo, Titular Bishop of Sidon.

Antoniio Barberini the elder, O.F.M.Cap., Cardinal and Bishop of Senigallia, brother of Pope Urban VIII. Ordained bishop 2 February 1625 at Rome, in the Vatican, in the private chapel of the pope, by Laudivio Zacchia, Bishop of Montefiascone, assisted by Antonio Diaz, Bishop of Caserta, and Lorenzo Azzolini, Bishop of Ripatransone.

Laudivio Zacchia, Bishop of Montefiascone. Ordained bishop 28 August 1605 at Rome, in the Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, by Pietro Cardinal Aldobrandini, Archbishop of Ravenna, assisted by Paolo Alberi, former Archbishop of Ragusa, and Metelli Bichi, Bishop of Sovana.

Pietro Aldobrandini, Cardinal and Archbishop of Ravenna. Ordained bishop 17 October 1604, at Rome, in the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, by His Holiness Pope Clement VIII, assisted by Francesco Cardinal Tarugi, by Alessandro Cardinal de’Medici, and Ottavio Cardinal Bandini.

Ippolito Aldobrandini, Pope Clement VIII. Ordained bishop 2 February 1592 at Rome by Alfonso Cardinal Gesualdo, Bishop of Ostia e Velletri, Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals, assisted by Tolomeo Cardinal Galli, Bishop of Frascati, and Gabriele Cardinal Paleotti, Bishop of Sabina.

Alfonso Gesualdo, Cardinal and Archbishop of Conza. Ordained bishop 23 April 1564 by Francesco Cardinal Pisani, Bishop of Porto, assisted by …, Bishop of .., and …, Bishop of ….

Francesco Pisani, Cardinal and Bishop of Padova. Ordained bishop 5 May 1527 at Rome by Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Bishop of Ostia, assisted by …, Bishop of …, and …, Bishop of ….

Alessandro Farnese, Cardinal and Bishop of Frascati, the future Pope Paul III. Ordained bishop 2 July 1519 at Rome, in the Vatican, in the Hall of the Segnatura, by His Holiness Pope Leo X, assisted by Lorenzo Cardinal Pucci, Bishop of Melfi, and Andrea Cardinal della Valle, Bishop of Mileto.

Giovanni de Medici, Pope Leo X.  Ordained bishop 17 March 1513at Rome by Raffaele Cardinal Sansoni Riario, Bishop of Ostia e Velletri, assisted by …, Bishop of …, and …, Bishop of ….

Raffaele Sansoni Riario, Cardinal and Bishop of Albano. Ordained bishop 9 April 1504 at Rome, in the Vatican, by Pope Julius II, assisted by Antoniotto Cardinal Pallavicini, Bishop of Orense, and Giovanni Cardinal Sangiorgio, Bishop of Parma.

Giuliano della Rovere, the future Pope Julius II, Caridinal Bishop of Sabina. Ordained bishop in 1481 by his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV, assisted by ..., Bishop of …, and …, Bishop of ….

Francesco della Rovere, O.F.M.Conv., Pope Sixtus IV. Ordained bishop 25 August 1471 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, by Guillaume Cardinal d’Estouteville, O.S.B., Bishop of Ostia e Velletri, assisted by …, Bishop of …, and …, Bishop of ….


Guillaume d’Estouteville, O.S.B., Bishop of Digne. Ordained bishop 10 January 1440 in Firenze, probably by Pope Eugene IV.