Luigi de' Rossi

Raphael's Portrait of Leo X with cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi (Uffizi).

Luigi de' Rossi (1474–1519) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal.


Luigi de' Rossi was born in Florence on August 6, 1474, the son of Leonetto de' Rossi and Maria de' Medici, a member of the House of Medici.[1] He was a cousin of Giovanni de' Medici, the future Pope Leo X, on his mother's side.[1] He and his cousin were educated together.[1]

Early in his career, he became a protonotary apostolic.[1]

Pope Leo X made him a cardinal priest in the consistory of July 1, 1517.[1] He received the red hat and the titular church of San Clemente on July 6, 1517.[1]

He died in Rome on August 20, 1519.[1] He was initially buried in St. Peter's Basilica; his remains were later transferred to Santa Felicita, Florence.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Biographical Dictionary of the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
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