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Pietro Ottoboni

Catholic cardinal

Died when: 72 years 242 days (871 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Pietro Ottoboni

Pietro Ottoboni (2 July 1667 – 29 February 1740) was an Italian cardinal and grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII, who was also born Pietro Ottoboni.

He is remembered especially as a great patron of music and art.Ottoboni was the last person to hold the curial office of Cardinal-nephew, which was abolished by Alexander's successor, Pope Innocent XII, in 1692.

Ottoboni '"loved pomp, prodigality, and sensual pleasure, but was in the same time kind, ready to serve and charitable".


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