Marcantonio Gozzadini

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Marcantonio Cardinal Gozzadini †
Cardinal priest of Sant'Agata dei Goti
Bishop of Faenza
SeeDiocese of Faenza
InstalledJune 7, 1623—September 1, 1623
Predecessorsede vacante
SuccessorFrancesco Cennini de' Salamandri
Other postsPreviously Bishop of Tivoli
Consecration13 March 1622
by Ludovico Ludovisi
Created cardinalJuly 21, 1621
Personal details
Bologna, Italy
DiedSeptember 1, 1623 (age 49)

Marcantonio Gozzadini (1574 – September 1, 1623) was an Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal.


He was born in Bologna into a patrician family, he was a cousin of Pope Gregory XV.

He studied canon and civil law at the University of Bologna and started both his judicial and ecclesiastical career there, but in 1616 he was transferred to Rome as advocate of the Roman Curia.

Gozzadini was created cardinal priest in the consistory of July 21, 1621 and opted for the title of Sant'Eusebio, he was also made Commander of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta by Pope Gregory XV.

In 1621 he was elected Bishop of Tivoli and opted for the title of S. Agata in Suburra, May 23, 1623. On 13 March 1622, he was consecrated bishop by Ludovico Ludovisi, Archbishop of Bologna, with Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop Emeritus of Bari-Canos, and Ulpiano Volpi, Bishop of Novara, serving as co-consecrators.[1] On June 7, 1623 he was transferred to the Diocese of Faenza. Gozzadini participated in the Papal conclave of 1623.

He died in Rome in 1623.

Episcopal succession[edit]

While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Marco Antonio Cardinal Gozzadini" David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 8, 2017