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Annibale Albani

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Name  Annibale Albani
Role  Cardinal
Annibale Albani
Died  September 21, 1751, Rome, Italy

Annibale Albani (15 August 1682 – 21 September 1751) was an Italian Cardinal.

Albani was born in Urbino, from Orazio, brother of Pope Clement XI, and Maria Bernardina Ondedei-Zonghi. A nephew of the Pope, he became Cardinal Bishop of Sabina (1711). He was the elder brother of Cardinal Alessandro Albani, an even more famous collector.

As a patron of ecclesiastical literature, he left a valuable library, a gallery of paintings and sculpture, and a cabinet of coins that eventually was added to the Vatican collection. He edited, in two volumes, the letters, briefs, and bulls of Clement XI (1724), the Menologium Graecorum (1727), and historical memoirs of Urbino (1722–24).

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

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